COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus's Chick-fil-A on Wynnton Road partnered with Amerigroup and the Muscogee County Sheriff's office Monday evening to recognize National Autism Awareness Month.
There were several activities going on inside and outside the restaurant. The sheriff's office distributed and made care cards with photos for people with autism and Alzheimer's. The cards provide information that could help identify someone who may be sick or may wander off.
The cards include name, what type of disorder they may have, care giver, and even what someone could do to calm that person down or get them stable until they receive help.
Muscogee County Sheriff John Darr says events like these are important for the community.
"To continue to bring awareness to those in our community that have autism," Sheriff Darr said. "I don't think people realize the number of people in our community and the surrounding areas also that have family members that have some form of autism."
Local beauty pageant contestants also participated in activities like making bird feeders with the children and hand print painting. The event Monday night was the first of its kind with all three organizations teaming up.