Gainesville, Florida -- Employees at the Gainesville Elks Lodge held a fundraiser Saturday for the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities.
The goal of Summer Splash Family Fun Day is to raise money, as well as bring awareness to autism.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more people than ever before are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
ASD is almost five times more common in boys than in girls.
Autism affects an estimated 1 in 68 children according to the CDC.
Kathy Robinson with CARD at U.F. says she wants people to know about it and that's there's help for families dealing with autism.
For more information on Elks Lodge, CARD and how you can help families deal with autism, you can visit Floridaelks.org and Card.ufl.edu.
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