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Eden Autism Services Book Fair Kicks Off Autism Awareness Month

Published: Mar 22, 2012 12:21 PM EDT

A percentage of sales will benefit autism support organization                        

 (Estero, Fla, March 21, 2012) To kick off Autism Awareness Month, Eden Autism Services is partnering with Barnes & Noble Booksellers to host a book fair Saturday, March 31 at Coconut Point Mall in Estero.   The book fair will feature newly-released publications in the area of autism, Asperger’s, ADHD and learning disabilities for teachers and parents as well as book signings.

Eden Autism Services will also receive 10% of all sales on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1 at the Coconut Point Barnes & Noble in Estero and The Barnes & Noble on US 41 and Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers when the book fair coupon or coupon code is used.  All sales including refreshments purchased at the bookstore’s café, NOOK e-Readers and accessories will benefit Eden.

When making a purchase in the store, simply present the coupon available or tell the cashier you are with Eden Book Fair.   You can also shop online at the Barnes & Noble book fairs website. From March 31 – April 4, just go to www.bn.com/bookfairs and click on “Start Shopping Now.” Once your selections have been made, proceed to check-out and enter Eden’s book fair ID #10676856.

Author Donna Malloy will be on hand at the Coconut Point Barnes & Noble on Saturday from 10:00 am until noon to sign copies of her book “Criss Crow – Flying on Sunshine.”  This picture book tells an engaging tale about an albino crow who embraces being "different" from the rest. 

 Lisa Fleming, author of “Cat and Crow: An Amazing Friendship” will sign books at the Coconut Point Barnes & Noble from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm on Saturday.  Drawn from first-hand accounts, enjoyed by millions on YouTube, and seen on The Oprah Winfrey Show, National Geographic and Animal Planet, the story of Cassie the cat and Moses the crow has captivated the public's imagination and touched their hearts.

 “The book fair is a great opportunity for families to get the information they need about autism and support Eden’s mission to improve the lives of children and adults with autism,” says Eden’s Executive Director of Florida Operations, Susan Suarez. “We’re able to raise needed funds to support developmental and educational programs for our students.” 

 For more information contact Taire Malloy at 239-992-4680, ext. 5014 or Taire.malloy@edenautism.org or visit www.edenartfest.com

About Eden Autism Services

Eden Autism Services Florida was founded in 1996 to address the state’s growing need for specialized services for children and adults with autism and their families.  Eden Autism Services' mission is to improve the lives of children and adults with autism and provide support to their families by providing a range of community based services to meet specific needs throughout the lifespan.  These services include K-12 schools in Fort Myers and Naples, clinical services, consultations and community training, and adult residential, vocational training and employment services.   For more information, contact Susan Suarez at 239-992-4680, extension 5010 or Eden.florida@edenservices.org

 About Autism

Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that inhibits a person's ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by behavioral challenges. Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed in one in 110 children in the United States, and one in 70 boys. The prevalence of autism has increased 600 percent in the past two decades. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called autism a national public health crisis whose cause and cure remain unknown.

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