This guest post is by Larry Duffy, one of our walkers from St. Louis Walk Now for Autism Speaks event.
We walk For Pete’s Sake. That is the name of our team that has participated in Walk Now For Autism Speaks in St. Louis for over ten years now. While it is an agreeably perfect name for the cause at hand it is actually a bit of a misnomer. We in fact walk for the entire family’s sake. Not just for Pete but for his twin sister Ella, his mother and tireless advocate Jenny and
An estimated 6,250 participated in Orlando’s Walk Now for Autism Speaks on November 9th at Cranes Roost Park. This 9th annual Walk had special appearances by the Chick-Fil-A Cow, Rainforest Café’s Cha!Cha, clowns, balloon artists and more! Live performances by songwriter/singer Starr Fields, selections by Orange Blossoms Chorus and nearly a dozen other stage guests entertained throughout the morning.
To date, the event raised
A record-setting 20,000 walkers - including individuals with autism, their families and friends - joined together at Tempe Beach Park on Sunday, Oct. 27 for the annual Arizona Walk Now for Autism Speaks, resulting in over $1.5 million in donations and increased awareness for the disorder.
The walk is part of Autism Speaks' national walk program that includes more than 90 events in North America each year. In Arizona, Autism
More than 8,000 walkers joined together on the National Mall Saturday, November 2nd for the 13th Annual Washington, DC Walk Now for Autism Speaks. To date, the event has raised more than $650,000 and counting in support of Autism Speaks’ mission to fund research, increase awareness and family services and advocate for individuals with autism and their families.
Thank you and congratulations to our honorary walk
The 6th Annual Central Valley Walk Now for Autism Speaks took place at Modesto Junior College - West Campus in Modesto, California on October 19th. The Walk had close to 3,000 people in attendance! To date the Walk has raised over $85,000 with donations continuing to come in!
This guest post is from Jessica Bensom, one of our walk volunteers for Philadelphia's Walk Now for Autism Speaks.
In honor of the Autism walk this weekend, I wanted to share the story I wrote for my son.
Now that he is school aged, the other children are old enough to see that he is different but not old enough to understand why. I thought there should be a children's book that explains Autism to kids. When I went to write a social story, this is what came out.
On Saturday, October 26, Broward celebrated the 2013 Walk Now for Autism Speaks at Nova Southeastern University, in the City of Davie. It was the most successful Walk to date with over 5,000 walkers.
Our success would have not been possible without the leadership and vision of Connie Ribeaux, Walk Chair, the support of Felipe
This post is by Tara Blum, a mother of a daughter on the autism spectrum who is walking for Philadelphia’s Walk Now for Autism Speaks on November 2nd.
My daughter Mia was diagnosed with Autism at 19 months of age. She had no language, made no eye contact, and she rarely smiled. Her play consisted of banging two toys together. Developmentally, she was at the level of an 8 month old. Hearing the words, your daughter has
Sunday, October 6th was the 6th Anniversary of the Sacramento Walk Now for Autism Speaks held at Raley Field. It was a beautiful sunny day that brought together over 5,000 people to celebrate the autism community and to get information about autism from over 33 service providers and support groups. We were thrilled to be able to walk over the Tower Bridge to downtown Sacramento and