THE REVERE ADVOCATE - Friday, April 5, 2019 Page 5 CITY HALL | from page 1 approximately two years behind what is considered normal for his age. DeBellis thanked the Mayor’s Office and the community for embracing Tuesday’s kick off. “We’re showing kids that it’s okay to be different,” DeBellis said. “It’s okay to be who you are.” Bringing it local, the Second Annual Walk for Autism will Tara Vocino may be reached at printjournalist1@gmail.com. take place at the Revere High School field house on Sunday, April 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $20. 54 OAKES STREET EVERETT, MA 02149 Phone (617) 389-2448 www.saseverett.com Jennifer Dugan presented a proclamation from Governor Charlie Baker in recognition of Autism Awareness Day to Mayor Brian Arrigo and staff at Revere City Hall, who all ‘lit it up blue’ for the recent Autism Awareness. council raised money for an extended school year for special education children. SEPAC President Jennifer Duggan’s six-year-old son, Jaxson, a student at the Beachmont School, has high-functioning autism. She said that as a parent of an autistic child, she’ll never give up trying to help other autistic children be as happy as they can be. “Autism Awareness Month is to educate those in our community about what autism is and how we can best support through programs, services or just through simple acts of human kindness,” Duggan said. “The more we can teach others about autism, the more understanding we can, hopefully, bring about with the ultimate goal of acceptance and appreciation of differences in others.” SEPAC Secretary Michelle DeBellis said her nine-year-old son, Frank, attends Melmark New England in North Andover, a private school designed for children with autism. DeBellis said her son is in the middle of the spectrum, but he’s Preschool to Grade 8 (PreK program starts at 2.9) Christian Values & Strong Academics Before/After School Programs Extra-Curricular Activities Financial Assistance Available Come and see the difference we can make in the life of your child! Se habla Español - Falamos Português Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Bring this ad and receive $50 off your registration. (New Families Only) Registration is on-going. WE WORK FOR YOU! * Have your car repaired by Real Manufacturer Certiified Technicians * An I-CAR GOLD CLASS SHOP Highest Certificate in the Repair Industry * Premier Insurance Co. Collision Repair Shop for Geico, Liberty Mutual, Metlife, Progressive and more! * Over 30 Years of putting families back on the Road Safe & Fast! * ATLAS Stands Behind All Repairs with a Limited Lifetime Warranty 1605 North Shore Road, Revere * 781-284-1200 Visit us at: www.AtlasAutobody.com or call (781) 284-1200 to schedule your appointment today!

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