Autism affects 1-68 children. On average autism costs families $60,000 a year. Autism Speaks helps families with resources and support.

A fundraising dinner and bake sale will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on April 22 at the Perry McCreary Center. All donations go straight to Autism Speaks and are tax deductable. For questions or to donate, contact Letta Hall at 712-304-1918 or Kara Graham at 515-564-9604.