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Inaugural Quest Foundation 5K Coming to Ridgewood

Race will benefit foundation aimed at helping autistic adults.

The following was submitted to Patch by the Quest Foundation.

The Quest Autism Foundation along with Bergen Physical Therapy is holding their inaugural 5k and fun run to raise much needed funds. It's happening Saturday June 14 at 5 p.m. at the Ridgewood Wild Duck Pond.

The scenic 5k course, USATF certified, follows a bicycle-pedestrian path which features a waterfall, ponds, and tree shaded groves. A post race party will include music, food and games for all.

To register visit quest5kforautism.com or contact Mary Ellen Marra 201-857-3930 or MaryePremiere@aol.com.

About the Quest Foundation: Autism is a lifelong disability, many adults continue to require support throughout adulthood. Adults with autism require teaching to develop more independent life skills, self-help, socialization, and vocational development. They may also face new obstacles such as employment and residential service along with possible behavioral challenges post adolescence. When students turn 21, services are vastly different than those available during school. Many adults with autism continue to be completely or partially dependent on parents or caregivers. The Quest Foundation helps autistic adults in the areas of estate planning, guardianship, funding, housing and day services, employment options, social opportunities, as well as behavioral intervention

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