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Hope Network Bridge Walk For Autism Returns to the Blue Bridge

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An annual event that celebrates inclusiveness for local families of people with autism makes its return.  Hope Network’s Bridge Walk will be back on the Blue Bridge this month

Hope Network is a statewide healthcare provider that is a leader in autism treatment.  Their annual event that celebrates inclusiveness for families of those with autism will return to Grand Rapids’ Blue Bridge.  Hope Network will host its annual Bridge Walk for Autism on Thursday, April 20th.

A news release says more than one thousand people traditionally take part.  This includes community and business leaders as well as the families of those with autism. 

Hope Network President and CEO, Bob Von Kaenel says, “Since Hope Network opened Michigan’s first all-inclusive autism treatment center in 2011, we’ve been honored to help thousands of patients and families.” He adds, “The Bridge Walk for Autism is a special day every year as it brings the community together to celebrate inclusion and neurodiversity.”

Additionally, Hope Network will once again partner with the Grand Rapids Public Museum to offer a free sensory-friendly experience to families affected by autism following the Bridge Walk. 

The museum adapts the sounds, lighting and activities within its current exhibits to create a low sensory experience.

Jennifer is an award winning broadcast news journalist with more than two decades of professional television news experience including the nation's fifth largest news market. She's worked as both news reporter and news anchor for television and radio in markets from Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo all the way to San Francisco, California.
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