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Inaugural Indianapolis Walk Now for Autism Speaks Recap

Autism Speaks

Over 500 families and individuals joined Autism Speaks for its Inaugural Indianapolis Walk Now for Autism Speaks event. The Walk took place on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Garfield Park in Indianapolis, IN. Unfortunately due to the weather and a quick lightning storm during what was supposed to be the walk program and walk start, we made the tough but safe decision to cancel the Walk and reschedule a Walk celebration. Many families were unable to attend due to the weather and those that braved the weather were not able to visit our sponsors and resource fair providers.

Autism in the News - 05.10.12

Utah autism treatment pilot struggles for funding (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Despite assurances during the Legislative session that major insurance companies and a bank would donate $1 million toward a new autism treatment pilot, the state has not yet received any money. Read more.

2012 North Shore Walk Now for Autism Speaks Recap

Autism Speaks

The second annual North Shore Walk Now for Autism Speaks was held on Sunday, April 29that the Chicago Botanic Garden, welcoming more than 1,000 participants. This year, 19 local service providers exhibited in the Resource Fair, with special guest, Geoffrey the Giraffe from national sponsor, Toys”R”Us leading walkers along the beautiful three-mile path through the gardens.

I am a Child WITH Autism

This is a poem written by Kathy Booth. Kathy Booth has taught in the Ramsey School district for over 15 years. She began her career working with children with special needs. To this day, Kathy looks for ways to bring special education into her mainstream classroom. She is currently teaching the Kindergarten Wrap Program at Tisdale Elementary School in Ramsey. Kathy is also the proud mother of two adult children. When her children were grown, she decided to go back to school.