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National Aquarium and DC Autism Parents Team Up for a Day of Fun and Acceptance


The National Aquarium and DC Autism Parents (DCAP) celebrate Autism Awareness and Acceptance Day by hosting their 4th annual autism event on Sunday, April 29, 2012, from 9am to 1pm at the National Aquarium, Washington, DC. Through this partnership, children and families will have discounted access to the National Aquarium’s 250 unique and engaging species, including freshwater and marine animals, amphibians and reptiles. There will be arts and crafts, a quiet room, and more.

Tickets are $3.50 per adult and admission is free to all children under 12 years of age (this is a special event rate).
Space is limited, RSVP required to

Sunday, April 29, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

National Aquarium, Washington DC
14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20230

Any media interested in attending should coordinate with Kate Hendrickson via 

DC Autism Parents
The mission of DC Autism Parents (DCAP) is to improve the lives of all affected by autism in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area through advocacy, education, support, services, and research in order to promote community inclusion and awareness. DCAP is a parent-operated and funded non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. For more information about DC Autism Parents (DCAP), please visit