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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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March 22, 2023

Florida Panthers to Host Hockey Clinic for Special Needs Students at Connections Education Center

Florida Panthers staff members will share their love of hockey with local special needs students at Connections Education Center during an interactive clinic Thursday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Panthers staff members will visit Connections in West Palm Beach for this special clinic using floorball equipment tailored for the students, who have autism and related disabilities. Students in various grades will learn more about the game of hockey and see how it can be part of an active lifestyle. There will also be a Super Fan who will motivate and cheer on the children during this fun and educational program.

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March 8, 2023

Hearts & Hands Gala Raises a Record $480,000 to Benefit Connections School for Autism

Local autism advocates helped raise $480,000 at the sold-out 7th Annual Hearts & Hands Gala in February 2023 to benefit the Connections Education Center of the Palm Beaches, a nonprofit school for students with autism and related disorders.

Attendees enjoyed a cocktail reception, live music from students at the Lynn University Conservatory of Music, dinner, dancing with the Krush Party Band, a silent auction and a celebration of the progress students are making while attending Connections. See full release

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