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Savin Hill resident campaigns for autism awareness

By Terri Ogan
On April 28, 2012

Savin Hill resident Mary Fenton has been babysitting for Jack Andrews for all five years of his life.

Jack has a condition, autism, that has been diagnosed in one in 88 children in the United States, says a study released by the Center for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC). It is a developmental disorder that affects the skills of those who have it to communicate appropriately in social situations.

Fenton shows her support for Jack and other autistic children by wearing a T-shirt that says "My little buddy is autistic." She also attends special events and works to spread knowledge about autism in her neighborhood.

Awareness, Fenton says, is the key when it comes to making a difference.

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