Walk Now For Autism Speaks Blog 

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

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 Link

We have been blown away by the amount of "Why I Walk" stories that you all have been sending into us! As we get deeper into our walks for the Fall we'd like to share with you some of these amazing stories. Who do you walk for? Tell us your story at iwalkfor@gmail.com. You can register for a walk at walknowforautismspeaks.org

 

Renee

Friday, September 20, 2013 Link

This guest post is from one of our walk teams, Hunter Heroes from Richmond's Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Want to take part in one of our walks? Visit  walknowforautismspeask.org to find an event near.