Autism Speaks and Six Flags Over Georgia hosted an Autism Awareness Day this past Sunday, September 8th for more than 100 families. Autism Speaks families were welcomed an hour early to enjoy selected rides free of lines and crowds. Park employees proudly displayed Autism Speaks stickers while the marquee and intercom promoted Autism Awareness Day to all attendees.
Mark said, “As a Six Flags employee and a father of a child with autism, it makes me proud to work for an organization that realizes the need for inclusion.” Some families drove as far as Alabama to enjoy a day of fun in the sun with plenty of screams and laughter! More than $300 benefited the Georgia Chapter of Autism Speaks from a portion of the ticket sales.
Families were able to enjoy an ‘all you can eat’ lunch buffet in the pavilion away from the hustle and bustle of crowds. Individuals wore Walk and team t-shirts, sported tattoos and stickers to show their pride and visited the Autism Speaks tent to say hello and grab more information about the Georgia community and learn about local resources.