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May Institute, National Autism Center, and Automoblox Launch 'Cars for Classrooms' Summer Charitable Campaign to Benefit Children with Autism
Date:7/20/2009

Award-winning car toys offer schools innovative teaching tool for children with autism

RANDOLPH, Mass., July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- May Institute, the National Autism Center, and Automoblox are proud to announce the launch of "Cars for Classrooms," a unique summer charitable campaign created to donate innovative toy cars to schools working with children and adolescents with autism. Automoblox, the retro-modern, mix-and-match car design system, has won major awards for crafting a toy that incorporates creative problem-solving, visual-spatial processing, and fine motor skill development into an ultra-cool play experience that appeals to kids of all ages and abilities.

With its "Cars for Classrooms" summer charitable campaign, Automoblox will donate one car to a school providing specialized educational services to children with autism for every car purchased at www.automoblox.com throughout the months of July and August 2009. At the completion of the campaign, a list of schools that received Automoblox donations will be posted on each partner's website. School selection will be managed by May Institute and the National Autism Center.

"Automoblox has always challenged the widespread trend of distraction and disposability in today's toy market by fusing healthy, old-school play benefits into a unique design system, with a cool factor that speaks to the current generation of kids," says Joe Barrett, CEO of Automoblox Company. "We were thrilled to discover the developmental benefits our toys offer to special needs populations, especially children with autism. But this discovery left us with the problem of how to get these toys into the schools, which is why we've partnered with May Institute and the National Autism Center."

Mr. Barrett continues, "Especially in this economy, when school
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