COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - An estimated 3,000 individuals in the Chattahoochee Valley are affected by autism.
This weekend, the annual Hope for Autism Walk and Family Day took place to help raise funds for those affected.
All money raised will stay within the Chattahoochee Valley, benefiting the Autism Hope Center.
This group provides family support grants for consultations, specialized training, community seminars, and so much more.
"In 1981, autism was one in 10,000 and now it's one in 64, so the numbers keep going but unfortunately the funding hasn't, so we do these fundraisers to support these families year- round," said Diane Pope, president of Autism Hope Center.