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Support The Kelberman Center During Autism Awareness Month!

April is Autism Awareness Month! With 1 in 44 kids diagnosed with autism each day, help The Kelberman Center to promote understanding and acceptance of autism within our communities! Our 2022 Walk for Autism, sponsored by Lead Sponsor The Fitness Mill and Platinum Sponsors CWSI; Scalzo, Zogby & Wittig Insurance; Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corporation; and In Loving Memory of Dr. Raouf Kodsy, will be held at The Fitness Mill on Saturday, April 30th from 9am to Noon and encourages friends, family members, school groups, businesses, etc. to walk to raise autism acceptance within our community. To get started, anyone can create or join a walk team today, by visiting and clicking the Walk for Autism button on the homepage.  All proceeds from the Walk for Autism will help provide support for children, adults and families with autism in our community.

Also during the month of April, local businesses will be selling puzzle pieces throughout the community to support The Kelberman Center. They include 16 Stone Brewpub, BE.- Life, Art, Magic, Brandit Imprints, Consignment Chick, Divine Kneads, East Rome Barbershop, Engelbert’s Jewelers, Holland Farms, Keaton & Lloyd Bookshop, Mastrovito Hyundai, Peter’s Cornucopia, Symeon’s, The Boulevard Diner, The Fitness Mill, Toccolana Club, Utopia and Virago. Stop into these businesses to purchase puzzle pieces to show your support! For more information, please contact Kelly Carinci, Chief Development & Communications Officer at The Kelberman Center, at

The Kelberman Center is the leading provider of autism services for children, adults and families in the Mohawk Valley and Central New York. We provide comprehensive programming and services for people throughout all phases of life, from early childhood through adulthood, including: Home and Community Based, Educational, Clinical, Residential and Recreation and Camp. Our goal is to meet people and families where they are in life and to support them every step of the way on their journeys navigating autism. The expert staff at The Kelberman Center empower the people we support with specialized, one-of-a-kind programs, resources, support and wrap-around services, creating a fulling, life-enriching experience for people and families.

Jess Szabo
Jess Szabo
Jess Szabo' is a novelist, writing teacher, and content writer for Utica area artists. Her online workspace can be found at

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