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10-25-2011 Eden Autism

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10-25-2011 Eden Autism
Autism is a term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders that last throughout a person’s lifetime and WHEREAS: It is estimated that one in every 110 children is diagnosed with autism, making it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined; and WHEREAS: 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; and WHEREAS: Eden began providing services in Southwest Florida in 1996. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida, does hereby recognize Eden Autism Services for their 15 years of providing services to children and adults with autism in Southwest Florida and urges all citizens to support this organization and its efforts to help individuals struggling with autism. Duly executed this 25th day of October, 2011. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS LEE COUNTY, FLORIDA