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Harvest event held for autistic children

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- Harvest event held for autistic children. The Responding to Autism Center held a unique event this afternoon.

It was a Harvest Festival for families with autistic children. They had kids go 'Trunk-or-treating' out of cars. The organization frequently holds events for families who have children with the disability. Event organizers say it's good for the children to socialized with other kids who have autism.

Director Christine Lindgren says "they can connect with other families. They can see that other families struggle with some of the same things, have some of the same joys, and then the kids connect with other kids like them."

The organization helps more than 650 families in the Tri-Cities. They provide a variety of services like counseling and socialization workshops.