ST. LOUIS – Saturday was a great day for spreading Autism Awareness.
It was Autism Awareness Day at Busch Stadium.
Scott Range, 24, got to throw the first pitch. He has Autism. He was also his mother’s inspiration for opening ‘We Rock the Spectrum’ in Edwardsville. Scott’s family watched him throw the first pitch on the field today.
Scott’s mother, Jennifer Range, was moved by the event.
Autism Speaks’ Kansas City-St. Louis executive director, Megan Hoffman, told 5 On Your Side that she, too, was moved by the Autism Awareness Day at Busch Stadium.
“I love meeting the families, the kids especially, and it’s so special for these parents to see their kids being able to do things that every other kid can do on a daily basis,” she said.
April is Autism Awareness Month, but advocates hope to spread awareness throughout the entire year.
October 13 is the Autism Speaks Walk in St. Louis. It will take place at Forest Park. 5 On Your Side is a proud sponsor of the walk this year. If you would like more information on the walk, click here.