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Canoe for Autism Joe Reidhead, right, stopped at the Washington riverfront Thursday, March 14. Reidhead is paddling 1,000 miles to raise funds and awareness for autism. Reidhead's journey is in honor of a niece and nephew who have autism, as well as other family members who have been diagnosed. Scott Reeves, left, met Reidhead at the riverfront to paddle with him for a day. Reeves is a special education teacher in the Springfield area. Missourian Photo.
Thank You, Joe! Joe Reidhead, Augusta, is paddling 1,000 miles to raise funds and awareness for autism. Scott Reeves, not shown, met Reidhead at the Washington riverfront with thank-you pictures created by his special needs students in Springfield. Reeves paddled with Reidhead for a day to keep him company on the river. Reidhead is collecting donations for Autism Speaks. A link to the donation page can be found at pursuitofexploration.wordpress.com. Missourian Photo.