Families come together for Kelberman Center's "Promise Program" picnic

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Families of autistic children got together for a picnic Tuesday afternoon at the Kelberman Center.

Children in the Promise Program invited their families to lunch. The program is one of many the center has that hosts support group activities throughout the year.

More than 40 families attended the picnic, which is one of the more popular events at the Kelberman Center.

"We usually get a nice turnout for this one, because the parents get to see their child's teacher and see how their child is doing in school while having a chance to socialize with other parents of children of autism," said Jean Jacobson, Director of the Promise Program.

April is Autism Awareness Month, and the staff at the Kelberman Center said they have a host of activities planned throughout the month that will not only raise awareness, but bring families with autistic children together.

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