Great turnout for Walk for Autism at SUNYIT

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The annual Walk for Autism to benefit the Kelberman Center in Utica was once again a huge success.
This year's event was held at SUNYIT under gray skies and cool temperatures, but that didn't stop people from coming out and helping the cause.
Joe Gadziala of New Hartford had plenty of family and friends by his side to support the Kelberman Center, the place where he says his son Joe Jr. is getting the much needed help he needs, "They do a lot of speech therapy for kids who are non-verbal, they help them.  So far, speaking for my own son, they've helped him communicate with us better, he lets us know what he wants because he's no verbal, he doesn't really talk."
Sania Rivera of Utica had her son Manuel by her side, and says any fundraiser that can help her son or anyone effected by autism is a place she wants to be, "I feel great that its spreading awareness all over this year even more than ever.  And I'm trying myself to start more fundraising or whatever I have to do to spread more awareness."
Money raised here, stays here and helps those who are helped by the Kelberman Center in Utica.


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