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The Helping House to host Kite Fest a day early at Nacogdoches

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Because of the chance of severe weather on Sunday, the Helping House in Nacogdoches has moved its annual Family Kite Fest to Saturday.

“The Helping House has decided to hold their annual Family Kite Fest a day early, and it’s no April fools joke!” said Allison Thornton, a spokeswoman for The Helping House.

The event will be held at the A.L. Mangum Jr. Airport in Nacogdoches from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Thornton said the annual event will have kites, vendors, and inflatables.

“We do this event in April because April is Autism Awareness Month,” Amanda Johnson, the director of the Helping House, said in a previous East Texas News story. “Kites are just a fun thing that families can do together. And April is usually a very windy month. So, we've gotten a great response every year from people who want to come out and do something with their family."

For more information, call The Helping House at (936) 371-1536.

“Our primary purpose is that of providing early intervention services to local children with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum,” the organization’s web site states. “A full-day private school program is offered during the school year. A Summer Clinic is available for two four-week sessions during June and July.”

The web site for The Helping House states that in addition to the on-campus services, behavior consulting and in-home training are also available on an individual basis. 

“Our goal is to provide networking and support for all families in the Deep East Texas area who are affected by autism, whether your child is a full-time student at The Helping House or not,” the web site states.

For more information, visit The Helping House web site. You can also visit their Facebook page.

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