Beta Sigma Phi Vice President, Barb Harter, right, presents a $600 donation to FEAT of CNY (Families for Effective Autism Treatment of Central New York) at the “Autism Awareness Day” held recently at the Sacred Heart school gym. Accepting the check, from left: Darcy Smithers, Secretary of FEAT of CNY, Gavin Barnett, and Jaci Barnett, President of the Northern New York chapter of FEAT.
Autism is a severe developmental disability usually identified during the first 3 years of a child’s life. One child in every 150 is diagnosed with autism or a related disorder. Autism significantly affects a child’s language development, communication, social interaction skills, learning and behavior. Autism is the fastest growing serious developmental disability in the U.S. Information, including services and resources provided by FEAT of CNY is available at: www.featofcny.org