Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

HUDSON VALLEY – When it comes to raising awareness for autism, the sky is the limit—literally, for the people set to skydive at the second annual “Leap for Autism.”

Greystone Programs takes 'Leap for Autism'

Marie Nester, division director at Greystone Programs, Photo provided

Hosted by Greystone Programs, the exhilarating skydiving adventure will take place on Saturday, Apr. 22, at 10 a.m. at Skydive the Ranch in Gardiner, NY.  Rain date/wind date of Saturday, Apr. 29. The event will raise funds and awareness during Autism Awareness Month.

The public is invited to join in the air or on the ground. Professional skydivers are welcome, and amateur jumpers can skydive “tandem,” harnessed to a professional licensed skydiver. Spectators who want to support the cause as part of the “ground crew” can join for food, fun and music to support Greystone Programs and autism awareness.

“One in 68 American children is diagnosed with autism,” says Skip Pryce, CEO of Greystone Programs. “This pervasive developmental disorder not only affects tens of millions of people worldwide, but also hits home here in the Hudson Valley.”


Greystone Programs serves more than 500 children, adults and families in five Hudson Valley counties. Funds raised will support Greystone Programs’ Expressive Arts programs and other unfunded services. For more information, visit https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=em-upload_owner&v=mQ8z1QgibTc.

The event is sponsored by Marc Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive, Gold’s Gym Dutchess County, Impact PR & Communications, Corporate Images, Inc., Behavior Fundamentals, Inc. and Morehead Honda. To make a donation or sponsor a jumper, visit gvgb.co/leapforautism.




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