Northborough game-a-thon fund-raiser to benefit autism


Northborough game-a-thon fund-raiser to benefit autismNorthborough – To help end the isolation of children with autism, the Friendship Network for Children is having a game-a-thon Saturday, Nov. 5, from 1 to 3 p.m.. A game-a-thon is like a walkathon except you play games instead of walk. The game-a-thon will be held at First Parish Church, 40 Church St. in Northborough.

Can you imagine looking out your window on a beautiful sunny day, wanting to go outside and play with the kids in your neighborhood but having no idea how? For children with autism, even the simplest social interactions are out of reach. When a child begins to believe that they have no friends, despair can creep into their heart.

Help children with autism make friends for the first time by supporting the Friendship Network.

The game-a-thon is geared for teenagers and adults, children ages 10 to 12 are welcome with an adult. To register, e-mail Kim at [email protected] or call 1-508-393-0030.

Long-time Worcester resident, Nancy Swanberg founded the Friendship Network for Children in 2005 to decrease the extreme loneliness and isolation that often goes untreated in children with autism. The Friendship Network has since become an award-winning nonprofit organization that offers therapeutic socialization groups, individual counseling, workshops and more. The Friendship Network believes that for children with Autism “Friendship is Possible” when socializing is made accessible.

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