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Autism Day BBQ
A record high number of over 1,000 people attended the Austism Day event.

The Carlos Vieira Foundation hosted a free event for families living with autism on Sept. 4. The Autism Day BBQ included free food, games, carnival rides, crafts, bounce houses, a magic show and more. The event took place at Yamato Colony Elementary School in Livingston. This was the event’s first year back after a three-year hiatus and there was a record high number of over 1,000 attendees.

The Carlos Vieira Foundation thanked the Livingston School District, Yamato Colony Elementary School, 51FIFTY, Autism Speaks, First 5- Merced County, Livingston Community Health, Texas Roadhouse, The Main Event, Jeffrey M Carter DDS, Livingston Recreation, Livingston Police Explorers, PFSA, Merced County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, Livingston Fire Department, Livingston High School FFA, and Livingston High School Hispanic Youth Leadership Council for their involvement in making this event possible.

This event was made possible by the Carlos Vieira Foundation’s Race for Autism campaign. The Race for Autism campaign helps the communities of 21 counties in Central California by fundraising, donating to local organizations, raising awareness, hosting community support events, and awarding grants to families through the Direct-Help Grant Program. For more information about the Carlos Vieira Foundation or to make a charitable donation, visit or call 209-394-1444.