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Ladies spring into fashion to benefit those with autism

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

Spring arrives on Sunday.

Thursday night, women were given the chance to "Spring In To A New You" during a fashion show.

Several ladies showed off some of the latest fashions on the runway at the Ho-Chunk Centre in downtown Sioux City.

Proceeds will benefit the Pier Center for Autism. 

Organizers say the number of cases of autism have jumped in recent years, and services are needed to support families dealing with autism.

"Thirty years ago, the incidents of autism was one in 10,000, maybe one in 15,000," said Jan Turbes, Challenging Behavior and Autism Specialist for Northwest ADA. "And now it's one in 68, which is a tremendous difference. So what has happened is we're being able to educate. At an earlier age, we'll be able to identify those kids."

For more information on events and support groups for those with autism, you can find the link to the Siouxland Autism website in this story on ktiv.com.  

KTIV's Sarah Ta Slaa was the emcee for the event.

Siouxland Autism Support Group website: www.siouxlandautism.org

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