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Coming up this week, organizations around the world will observe autism awareness with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events.

Here at home an Airline High School student is doing his part to raise awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder, as part of a senior class project. 

 "I'm learning how to make glass or stained glass and I am going to raffle it off to raise money for the special needs class at Cope Middle School," said Jacob Mainiero.

As part of his senior project, the student is combining his love of art and for Zachary, his little brother who is autistic for a good cause.

"The teacher at Cope, the special needs teacher, just went out of his way and took him places like took him across the city just on a bus tour one day just to give him the experience," said Mainiero.
He has launched a fundraising drive to help his brother's school.
His mentor, Delphus Kleeann is working with the teen to complete the project.

It's really is a good feeling to watch them and how they proceed with the project that they are doing and I just love teaching it to them. 

According to a new study by the "centers for disease control and prevention."
The number of case with children with autism jumped 30-percent between 2008 and 2010.
And it is five times more common in boys.
Jacob  is using his passion of the arts to make a positive impact for those affected.



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