Cape Girardeau event brings Fall food favorite to help children - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Cape Girardeau event brings Fall food favorite to help children with autism

A Cape Girardeau organization sells chili to the community to help children with autism. (Source: Rae Daniel/KFVS) A Cape Girardeau organization sells chili to the community to help children with autism. (Source: Rae Daniel/KFVS)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - The SEMO Alliance for Disability Independence held its fifth annual chili luncheon to help families and children with autism on Friday. The event is through the GAPS program, which stands for Giving Autistic Parents support. 

The program was developed to help families and children with autism who may not receive financial assistance they need for therapy and other items. 

People in the community say they are thankful for events like these.

"I think it's great because I had a little nephew that was like this," Maryann Kirk said. "And he's a grown man now, but he's been through life with this kind of stuff. And I think it's wonderful because of the things that they do for these people."

The GAPS program holds fundraisers twice a year and serves about 150 families in a five county area. 

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