Holiday Event Benefits Children With Autism

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(KSL News) Around 250 people had a chance to eat breakfast with Santa today and help him give to some local children.

The goal of the event was to raise money so children with autism can attend school.

At the event, families were not only treated with breakfast, but also pictures with Santa and the movie "Cheaper by the Dozen." The number of children born with autism is on the rise. Now one in 165 kids are born with it.

Sondra Hurst/ Adminstrator, Clear Horizons Academy: "IT takes a lot of money, a lot of time, and a lot of effort to help these kids learn, and it's not an easy thing. So we need as much money and help as we can get, so they can do the very best that they can in life."

Brent Wood/ President, Hurst Wood Education Foundation: "We're educating children this year from four to seven. We hope each year to be able to raise one grade, so that school will continue to expand."

One hundred percent of the money raised today goes to benefit the Hurst-Wood Education Foundation.

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