The Corinth Autism Understanding and Education group returns to downtown Corinth today to host their 5th Annual Autism Day.
Set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Corinth Depot, the free event will feature vendors, inflatables, food and entertainment.
“Autism Day is a day we set aside each year to recognize those living with autism,” said CAUSE Founder Leonda McDowell. “This is the only time of the year CAUSE raises money for the other events we host throughout the year.”
McDowell said Disney characters will be in attendance for the event.
“We will also be selling CAUSE t-shirts and other merchandise,” she added.
Concession items will include hamburgers, hot-dogs, drinks, chips and cotton candy.
Armbands good for unlimited jumps in the inflatables will also be available for $5.
“Funds raised from this event will go to directly support our two other free events we hold each year, a costume party in October and Sensory Santa in December,” said the founder. “We will also be sponsoring one child on the Havis Kids trip to Disney World next year.”
Founded in May of 2012, CAUSE is made up of parents, aunts, uncles and other relatives of those affected by autism.
A neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior, Autism is believed to have affected an estimated 21.7 million people as of 2013.
(For more information, contact McDowell at 662-415-1340.)