Westbury 10-Year Old Is ‘Child Of The Year’

Pictured left to right: Ann Marie Pizano, program director at Momee Friends Blog; Dylan Oakland; Victoria Bonavita; Anne Caminiti, owner and founder of Momee Friends blog; Katie Clyne, Inspirational Child of the Year Award recipient; Nassau Executive Edward P. Mangano; Lana Moreno; Michelle Licata, director of operations for LATCP; Michael Alon, chairman and founder of LATCP; Ben Loetman; Aaron Sisa; and George Rincon. Photo/Nassau County

Pictured left to right: Ann Marie Pizano, program director at Momee Friends Blog; Dylan Oakland; Victoria Bonavita; Anne Caminiti, owner and founder of Momee Friends blog; Katie Clyne, Inspirational Child of the Year Award recipient; Nassau Executive Edward P. Mangano; Lana Moreno; Michelle Licata, director of operations for LATCP; Michael Alon, chairman and founder of LATCP; Ben Loetman; Aaron Sisa; and George Rincon. Photo/Nassau County

A 10-year-old Westbury girl has been named the “Inspirational Child of the Year” for her work as an advocate for Autism awareness.

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano honored Katie Clyne the award last week during a ceremony at Let All The Children Play’s accessible playground in Eisenhower Park.

Mangano called Cyne a “very special and extraordinary young girl.” He also commended her for her goal of encouring inclusion for all children.

“It is important that my administration, along with Let All the Children Play, recognize and are strong supporters of the right of everyone to be included by creating sports and play programs that improve recreational opportunities for all children and young adults within our communities,” Mangano said.