Casino night fundraiser set for Saturday in Chicago this Autism Awareness Month

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Casino Night set for Saturday in Chicago this Autism Awareness Month
The Autism Speaks, Upper Midwest Chip In Casino Night is set for Saturday at City Hall Events in Chicago.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- April is Autism Awareness Month, and Autism Speaks, Upper Midwest is hosting a casino night this weekend in Chicago.

Autism impacts millions of families each year, but it can look different for everyone.

It's a developmental disability caused by differences in the brain.

It is often diagnosed in childhood, but adults have it, too.

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Eric and Laurie Chern, who are autism advocates and volunteers, joined ABC7 Chicago Tuesday.

The Cherns have three children, one of whom has autism.

They hope to create an inclusive world for those with autism.

The eighth annual Chip In Casino Night fundraiser will take place on Saturday at City Hall Events.

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