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Models Take to Runway for Families Touched by Autism

The Autism Society of Northern Virginia will hold its third Arts for Autism gala and fashion show on Saturday at Clarendon Ballroom in Arlington.

The event enlists model-fundraisers from the local fashion community and educational institutions to post their pictures on the Arts for Autism website prior to the gala and promote it to friends and family seeking donations and support. The model-fundraisers then get to walk the runway at the gala wearing apparel provided by local designers and retailers.

Those walking the runway include current and aspiring models, and high school students earning community service and classroom credit. Students from McLean High School, Marymount University and Tysons Corner Center’s Classroom on the Mall program are among those who have helped plan the event.

ASNV’s mission is to support local families who have been touched by autism, and proceeds from the gala will support this mission. For more information, visit