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Surry County Chapter’s Fall Festival More than 60 people turned out for the Surry County Chapter’s fabulous Fall Festival on October 27. Fall and fun were definitely in the air as families enjoyed pumpkin decorating, a cake walk, corn hole, and games including “go fishing.”

Campus Chapters’ Halloween Events In the spirit of fun, several of our ASNC Campus Chapters held or were involved in October Halloween activities. Our Campus Chapters consist of talented, caring, and passionate student volunteers who work closely with local ASNC staff to make a difference in the lives of individuals with autism and their families. In addition to doing service projects, Campus Chapter members plan recreational events, provide respite, mentor to college students with ASD, raise funds for ASNC programs, and spread autism awareness.

Craven County Chapter’s Skate Party Our Craven County Chapter mixed up a brew full of fun at its third annual Halloween Skate Party on October 22 at Rollerland in New Bern. The event featured a sensory-friendly skate, pizza, and glow necklaces.

Crystal Coast Chapter’s Friends & Fun Every kid deserves a special birthday with good friends, which is the whole idea behind our Crystal Coast Chapter’s Friends & Fun event. Held the second Saturday of each month, the party event recognizes birthdays in the group for that particular month and features everything from friends and games to gifts and snacks!

Orange/Chatham County Chapter Activities On October 22, Laura Speer from the Natural Science Museum in Raleigh gave a presentation with live animals for the Chapter at the Chapel Hill Public Library. Orange/Chatham families also gathered at Defy Gravity’s Durham location in late September for the second annual event featuring lots of trampoline jumping fun!

Davidson County Chapter at Trunk or Treat In late October, some 800 kids and parents turned out for a sweet Halloween Trunk or Treat event at Stoner-Thomas School in Lexington. The Davidson County Chapter participated, handing out 100 treat bags in the first 20 minutes and more than 400 pieces of candy after that! g For information on how you can become involved with one of our Chapters around the state, please visit www.autismsociety-nc.org/chapters. No chapter in your area? ASNC works with local families to start new groups. Contact Marty Kellogg at mkellogg@autismsociety-nc.org for more information.

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