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April 2, 2014

Live Oak residents raise awareness for autism

Live Oak — Today is National Autism Awareness Day and Live Oak resident Katrina James and her family were standing on the corner of US 90 and US 129 waving to passing motorists and holding banners asking people to support autism awareness.

James has an 11-year-old son Ty’ion McQuay, who suffers from autism. He is a student at Suwannee Primary School.

“We’ve been out here since eight o’clock this morning,” said James. “We had people on each corner. We had a lot of people out here earlier this morning.”

James said last year on this date they were at the Roundabout. When asked how long they were going to stay today, James said, “I guess until we get tired or somebody has to go to the bathroom.”

James said people brought them lunch and others have been bringing them drinks all day.

“We just want to raise as much awareness as we can,” said James.

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