Laugh Out Loud at the Madison Community House on Oct. 18
Monday, October 14, 2013 • 12:00am
MADISON, NJ - The Conroy Family, residents of Madison, are producing a stand-up comedy fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Madison Community House to raise money for Autism Speaks.
“Our son, Jackson, has autism and we have been very active with Autism Speaks for the last two years. I was on the Greater Morris Area Autism Speaks Walk Committee for the past two years as well. This walk raised over $150,000 last year with over 1100 participants. This year, we have smashed those numbers,” said Jaime Conroy.
Autism affects one out of 88 children and one out of 54 boys. It is described as a complex disorder of brain development and is characterized in varying degrees by social interaction difficulties, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. The most obvious signs and symptoms have a tendency to emerge between 2 and 3 years of age.
“I am proud to be part of the Autism Speaks community and to be hosting this event,” said Jaime Conroy.
Laugh Out Loud will feature four stand-up acts, light snacks provided by Chef Loryn's and beer and wine provided by Main Street Wine Cellars. All proceeds will benefit Autism Speaks. To make a reservation, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org Tickets are $35 at the door.
To learn more about autism, you can go to www.autismspeaks.org. The organization helps to fund research on effective methods for earlier diagnosis.