Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Calhoun to speak on autism

Jim Calhoun will be the featured speaker this Sunday at Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration’s Autism Awareness Day.

Calhoun will arrive for a tour of the Aquarium at 9:30 a.m., and then speak in the Aquarium’s Marine Theater at 10:15 a.m. about his own personal experience with autism and how it has affected his family. Calhoun has two grandchildren who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. He can often be seen wearing an Autism Speaks puzzle pin on his coat’s lapel during UConn games to draw attention to the developmental disorder.

A percentage of all profits for Autism Awareness Day at Mystic Aquarium will be donated to Autism Speaks through their New England chapter. In addition, there will be a raffle held for three separate $100 CVS gift cards.


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