April is World Autism Awareness Month and on average 1 out of every 59 children will be diagnosed with some form of Austism Spectrum Disorder. So during the month of April, many organizations raise autism awareness with unique fundraising and special events.

On Thursday, April 4th is the Oak Tree Celebrity Pasta Dinner at the BOCES Glenwood Education Center in the Student Cafeteria, 435 Glenwood Road in Binghamton. This is an event that we look forward to every year.

The Johnson City Police Association and the Johnson City Professional Firefighters are also doing their part this month by having a Autism Awareness T-Shirt sale. Autism has impacted many members of their families and they want to help.

The first responders from Johnson City have recognized the need to educate, train and equip their police officers and firefighters when helping residents with Austism. Go here to get your T-shirt and show your support.

All proceeds will be donated to Alive With Autism which is a local non-profit that provides assistance to the local Austism Community. T-shirts can be shipped via USPS or you can pick them up on April 15th at the Johnson City Police Station from 4 to 8 p.m.

No shirts will be available to buy at the pick-up spot so order yours now.

[via Johnson City PD/FD]