Walk Now For Autism Speaks Blog 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Link

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.

Philadelphia
Monday, October 28, 2013 Link

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

Broward
Friday, October 25, 2013 Link

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

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Link

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
Sacramento
Monday, October 21, 2013 Link

This post is by Lindsey Cugini who is an active volunteer for Cleveland's Walk Now for Autism Speaks event. 

I walk for my son Cade, my hero. Having a son with autism wasn’t exactly in the plan but God had something much better in mind for us by giving us Cade.

As a parent of a child with autism, I have countless stories

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Link

More than 3,000 attendees participated in the Central New Jersey Walk Now for Autism Speaks and Inaugural 5K Run on Sunday, October 6 at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor. The event was emceed by the Walk’s Official Radio Sponsor NJ 101.5.

Family-friendly entertainment included a moon bounce, rock wall, The Home Depot Kids Workshop,

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Link

More than 1,000 attendees participated in the 2nd annual Alabama Walk Now for Autism Speaks on Saturday, October 5 at Railroad Park in Birmingham, AL. Hundreds filled the park adorned with personally made team t-shirts and Walk banners.

The event included a Walk around Railroad Park, face painting by Joe’s Crab Shack, more than 12 autism service providers, including a sensory room on wheels, bounce houses, and more

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Link

Saturday, October 12th marked the 7th annual Minnesota Walk Now for Autism Speaks. We gathered together inside the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota and rose over $195,000 for Autism Speaks with more money coming in every

Monday, October 14, 2013 Link

More than 21,000 Walkers participated in the Greater Boston Walk Now for Autism Speaks last Sunday. Rainy weather didn’t dampen spirits; the energy and enthusiasm was palpable as everyone gathered at Suffolk Downs for our 13th Annual Walk!  The Walk Ceremony was led by longtime supporters Hank Morse, WROR, and Randy Price, WCVB, who both shared some of their favorite moments from

Thursday, October 10, 2013 Link

This blog was written by Margaret-Anne Irvine-Bowles and is the grandmother of a young boy on the autism spectrum. Margaret is a supporter of Autism Speaks Canada.

I walk for that day in November 2005, your parents brought you home from the hospital. My God, I was so in love with my handsome new grandson. I would spend hours just watching you sleep,  I walk for all your milestones that came just a tad bit later