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WCU hosts Autism Awareness Day

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Autism Awareness Day July 25 at Trustmark Park

William Carey University and the Mississippi Braves hosted Autism Awareness Day July 25 at Trustmark Park in Pearl.

Special jerseys designed for the occasion were auctioned to benefit Center Ridge Outpost, a summer camp for autistic children and adults sponsored by TEAAM Autism – a non-profit, volunteer organization made up of parents, family members, educators and service providers in the field of autism.

The live broadcast of the Mississippi Braves vs. Biloxi Shuckers match-up included an interview with Dr. Mark Yeager, executive director of TEAAM Autism and coordinator of special education programs at the WCU School of Education.

Gabe Hauptmann

Gabe Hauptmann threw out the first pitch at Autism Awareness Day. He is the grandson of Dr. Lynne Houston, WCU associate vice president for university enhancement.

For more information about TEAAM Autism and Center Ridge Outpost, visit www.teaam.org.

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