Businesses in southwestern Connecticut raise money 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. (4/2/14)

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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