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Dylan's Run for Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin celebrates 17 years on Sunday, September 10

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Dylan's Run is a 2 mile run/walk for autism at Indian Summer Festival.

Check in is at 8:30 a.m. on the Summerfest Grounds and will include breakfast and interactive events. The certified and chip times and scored run race starts at 10:30 a.m.

Run and Walk fees are $30 for adults and $15 for children. Children under 5 are free.

Teams of 10 or more are eligible for a customized team t-shirt.

Each participant gets free entry into the Indian Summer Festival.

The namesake of the run was Dylan who was diagnosed at 2 years old. His mother Dawn Schwartz says, "I was like a deer in headlights. We knew there was a need to build awareness."

It just so happened that Indian Summer Festival was looking for a charity to connect with and the Schwartz family was connected with the festival.

Now 20, Dylan is thriving and concentrating on finding employment.

His family says the Autism Society is able to help them connect with other families and groups that offer the support and guidance they need.

"As we continue to work and finish up with education were in a transitional year to find work for him. He's very involved in Special Olympics. We're also very involved in the Autism Society being with support groups and fun activities as we navigate through these waters."

Cheer them on or take part, it's a great way to spend a Sunday. 

"It's important to bring families together."

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If you do head out there, be sure to say hi to CBS 58's Whitney Martin who will be at the event.

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