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Thousands attend Jones Beach autism fundraiser

John VenticInque, right, and wife Coleen stand with

John VenticInque, right, and wife Coleen stand with son, Joseph, during the "Walk Now" for Autism at Jones Beach in Wantagh. (Oct. 3, 2010) Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Tens of thousands of people rallied at Jones Beach on Sunday to raise funds for autism research and to call on Gov. David A. Paterson to sign legislation to expand autism treatments paid for by health insurers.

The 11th annual fundraiser for Autism Speaks, the national nonprofit that finances research into the cause, prevention and treatment of the condition, drew more than 29,000 people.

>> Read Yamiche Alcindor's full story

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