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April 30, 2024

Adaptive Swim Lesson Demonstrations Rescheduled Due to Inclement Weather

Due to inclement weather, the adaptive swim lesson demonstrations scheduled for today at Lake Lytal Family Aquatic Center in West Palm Beach have been rescheduled. Demonstrations will begin Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 9:45-10:30 a.m. and will continue May 2, 3 and 7, 2024, at the same time. See full release

April 11, 2024

Local Nonprofit Takes Action to Reduce the Risk of Autism-Related Drownings

Children with autism face a staggering statistic: They are 160 times more likely to drown than their neurotypical peers, according to the Autism Society of Florida. In response to this critical issue, Connections Education Center of the Palm Beaches, a nonprofit school in West Palm Beach dedicated to serving children with autism, is stepping up during Autism Awareness Month this April to reduce the risk. See full release and details on the Draw the Line on Drowning campaign.

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Feb. 21, 2024

Hearts & Hands Gala Raises a Record $530,500 to Benefit Connections School for Autism

The 6th Annual Hearts & Hands Gala held Feb. 17, 2024, raised a record amount of $530,500 for local students and adults with autism who attend Connections nonprofit school in West Palm Beach. Proceeds from the gala, which was held at the National Croquet Center, will fund specialized education, vital therapies and important family resource programs. See full release

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Dec. 14, 2023

Local Nonprofit School Presents the "Play It Forward" Gala Benefiting Students and Adults with Autism

Connections Education Center of the Palm Beaches will hold the 6th Annual Hearts & Hands Gala on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, to raise crucial funds for specialized education and services for local students and adults with autism. The event — themed “Play It Forward” — will be held at the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach. See full release

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Sept. 5, 2023

First Annual Fire Truck Pull Raises $23,000 for Local Students with Autism

The 2023 Fire Truck Pull took place on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023, at Gardens Park, bringing together teams from across Palm Beach County for an exciting competition and a great cause. The event aimed to test the strength and determination of participants, while also raising funds for local students with autism who attend Connections, a nonprofit school in West Palm Beach. See full release

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Aug. 21, 2023

2023 Fire Truck Pull Event in Palm Beach County to Benefit Local Nonprofit School

The highly anticipated 2023 Fire Truck Pull will take place Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023, at the Gardens Park in Palm Beach Gardens. This fun event will bring together teams from across Palm Beach County to compete in a unique challenge of power and speed while also helping raise funds for Connections, a local nonprofit school for students with autism.  See full release

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April 19, 2023

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Visits Local Students with Autism

On Tuesday, April 18, 2023, members of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office visited Connections Education Center of the Palm Beaches to educate students and young adults with autism about their role in the community. The officers and their therapy dogs met with students in small groups to discuss their duties as first responders and answer questions. See full release

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April 14, 2023

Local School for Students With Autism Aims to Draw the Line on Drowning

Children with autism are 160 times more likely to drown than their neurotypical peers, according to the Autism Society of Florida. During Autism Acceptance Month, Connections Education Center of the Palm Beaches is working to bring awareness to this key issue through their Draw the Line on Drowning campaign that provides helpful information and raises funds for swim lessons. See full release

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