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Autism Gallopolooza Horse Celebrates Autism Awareness Month 

Every year in April we celebrate National Autism Awareness Month!  National Autism Awareness Month represents an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance and autism appreciation.

The autism horse was created and painted by Vanessa Shae Sheperd depicting the 1946 Kentucky Derby winner.

“Our number one goal is to raise awareness,” said May. “It is so important that we are aware that there are unique individuals out there. Inclusion and acceptance is so important. That’s why it was so important for us to have this symbolic horse here.”

May said being able to bring the horse back, just in time for the 147th Kentucky Derby is a symbol that things are getting back to the way should be.  Gabriele Vincenzo, owner of Vincenzo’s states, “we have to work together to rebuild downtown.  It’s up to us, to rebuild it and make it better and we can do it.” 

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