Businesses in southwestern Connecticut raise money for autism research and advocacy

Several businesses in southwestern Connecticut raised money today for autism research and advocacy. Autism Speaks says it's the first time businesses in both Westport and

Autism Speaks says it's the first time businesses

Autism Speaks says it's the first time businesses in both Westport and Fairfield have been part of a coordinated effort to raise money for autism. (Credit: News 12 )

WESTPORT - Several businesses in southwestern Connecticut raised money today for autism research and advocacy.
 
Autism Speaks says it's the first time businesses in both Westport and Fairfield have been part of a coordinated effort to raise money for autism.
 
The organization says 60 small businesses participated in what it hopes will become an annual event.
 
Shops participating in the program displayed a special decal. Businesses also  donated 10 percent of the day's net sales or a flat $500 to Autism Speaks.
 
An autism benefit concert is also scheduled for March 22 at Westport's Toquet Hall.
 

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