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Support the Faison School for Autism during its Art for Autism Gala

Posted at 3:09 PM, Mar 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-26 15:10:27-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Faison School for Autism is well-known in Richmond as an invaluable resource for parents who learn their child has received a diagnosis on the autism spectrum. One hundred-fifty students attend school on-site, and a total of 180 families benefit from this leading-edge school and research center.

In addition a one-of-its-kind residence opened in November, for young adults with autism who are experiencing semi-independent living.

On April 17 the Art for Autism Gala at the Altria Theatre will celebrate this amazing treasure and you can be part of it, either by attending the gala or participating in the raffle. More than a dozen works by local, nationally-recognized artists will be up for auction, including works by Tenley Beazley, Gerald Donato, and others.

Brian McCann, the Executive VP for Faison, sat down with our Bill Fitzgerald Wednesday to talk about the school, the gala, and the future of the Faison School. For information on the school, visit thefaisonschool.org and to find out more about the gala and raffle, visit faisonartforautism.org