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Autism awareness: MHS to raise funds for cause

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More than 100 lunches were provided to Pershing Elementary School staff free-of-charge on Wednesday for their continued work with special education students as part of efforts to support Madera High School’s autism-awareness campaign this week.

MHS Blue Crew advisor Tim Riche said Pershing had a long history of supporting special education students, including his own autistic son James.

Funding for the lunches was donated by Sabrina Nassar, a 1996 Madera High School graduate who runs a dental practice in town and said the cause was close to her heart. “I’d rather not say how much money I’ve given because that’s not important,” Nassar said. “What’s important is we raise awareness and help out in the fight against autism.”

The event was part of a larger campaign by Madera High School’s “Blue Crew” and a local Boy Scouts of America troop this week...


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