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For Immediate Release:
April 07, 2014
Media Contact:
Olga Vega
OlgaV@miamidade.gov
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Commissioner Diaz to unveil new Romero Britto art piece in support of Autism Awareness Month


(MIAMI-DADE COUNTY)  – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz will join Deputy Mayor Alina T. Hudak, Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa and the Board of County Commissioners in unveiling a new art piece by internationally renowned pop artist Romero Britto in support of Autism Awareness Month on Tuesday, April 8 at noon at the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1st St., 1st floor, in the main lobby.

The painting will be on display in the lobby through the end of April and is part of this year’s artistic display to bring awareness and educate residents about the disorder.

The event’s sponsors include Autism Speaks, The Dan Marino Foundation, and the South Florida Autism Charter School.

Commissioner Diaz sponsored the 2009 County Commission resolution declaring April as Autism Awareness Month in Miami-Dade County. The specially designated month is designed to increase awareness about autism and treatment, as well as to encourage early testing for children. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that impairs communication skills and social abilities. There is no known cause or cure for autism, which is estimated to affect 1 out of every 68 children born in the United States.

For more information, please contact Commissioner Diaz’s office at 305-599-1200.

Who:
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz and members of the Board of County Commissioners, Alina T. Hudak (representing Mayor Carlos J. Gimenez), Representative for Romero Britto, Alberto “Tico” Gutierrez, Autism Speaks, Susan Morantes, The Dan Marino Foundation and South Florida Autism Charter School
What:
Unveiling of art piece by Romero Britto in support of Autism Awareness Month
When:
April 08, 2014, 12:00 p.m.
Where:
Stephen P. Clark Center 111 NW 1st Street, Downtown Miami 1st Floor Main Lobby