Dine 4 Autism

Forty restaurants, one goal: To help families impacted by autism.

This is Dine 4 Autism.

When you choose to dine at one of these restaurants on Tuesday, April 21, you’ll be making a difference for local families, as the Triangle chapters of the Autism Society of North Carolina host this second annual Dine 4 Autism event.

April is Autism Awareness Month, and more than 40 restaurants Triangle-wide will donate a portion of their Tuesday sales from breakfast, lunch and dinner.

“With one in 58 children in North Carolina diagnosed on the autistic spectrum, it is rare to find a family that has not been touched in some way by autism,” said Leslie Welch, leader of the Wake ASNC chapter.

Despite the numbers, many families do not receive the support they need; for example, insurance coverage for autism is not required in North Carolina, and thousands of families are on waiting lists for services.

Proceeds from Dine 4 Autism will fund local volunteer chapters in their mission to support autism families.

“Dine 4 Autism is a great example of community supporting community,” said Lisa Kaylie, board member of the Chatham and Orange ASNC chapter. “We have been overwhelmed by the support that we are receiving from local restaurants and service suppliers.

“Everything, even the design and printing of the event posters, has been donated by great companies. That means nearly all proceeds from the event will go directly to benefit local families.

“We hope to see the community come out on April 21 and eat at participating restaurants to support this great cause.”

Western Wake restaurants taking part in Dine 4 Autism include:

In Cary, Abbey Road Tavern & Grill; Back in the Day Café; Big Mike’s Brew N Que; Doherty’s Irish Pub; Duck Donuts; Hurricane Grill & Wings; PDQ; Patrick Jane’s Gourmet Pizza Bar; Rally Point Sport Grill; Toast Café; and Tribute Pizza.

In Morrisville, Another Broken Egg Café.

In Apex, Doherty’s Irish Pub, Rock Harbor Grill and Tyler’s Taproom.

In Holly Springs, The Mason Jar Tavern and My Way Tavern.

For the full list of participating Triangle restaurants, see wakecountyautismsociety.org/dine4autism.

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