Locals are helping to raise awareness of autism in our community. The program is called "autism in action" and organizers held bicycle races and a Zumbathon at the Laredo Energy Arena. The activities were early this morning with the walk and bike race and it continued throughout the day with music and entertainment for all families attending. The money raised will be used to support families with autistic children. The association of families with autism is a non-profit organization that helps provide support and education to over 400 people in the Laredo area.