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Jeopardy for Autism Awareness Month

posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2023

In an effort to help raise awareness for Autism Awareness month, Exceptional Persons, Inc. (EPI) has been challenged to a Jeopardy against One Vision, head quartered in Clear Lake.

"For the last 6 years One Vision has been holding Jeopardy games within our organization. This year we wanted to take it on the road and extend an invitation to our friends at EPI. We're very excited they've accepted." said Mark Dodd, One Vision's Executive Director.

"We were honored by the invitation of a little friendly competition especially because it's for a good cause - to aide in raising awareness for autism during the month of April," said Katie Slade, EPI's Executive Director.

One Vision is a nonprofit providing services to individuals so they may achieve greater independence through personal choice and community involvement.

Since 1970, when the first National Awareness Month was held by the Autism Society, individuals and organizations around the globe take part in community wide education and engagement opportunities throughout the month of April.

One way we plan to raise awareness this month is through this Jeopardy competition being held in Waterloo on April 14. The event will be emceed and hosted by Seth Ashland, diagnosed with autism at age four. Seth watches Jeopardy every day and loves to share his favorite show with everyone he meets. His biggest dream is to become a gameshow host and one day have a local station broadcast his event.

Autism awareness starts with you. Whether you choose to be an advocate, speak up to your local and state representatives or educate yourself by attending events - together we can work to increase acceptance.

This event will be live streamed on One Vision’s Facebook and shared on EPI’s as well.