This is a blog post by Kim Horyn, the Director of the Autism Speaks Nantucket Resource Center on the island of Nantucket, Mass. Through the Resource Center, the funds raised from the Nantucket Walk event tomorrow help provide resources and support to the Nantucket community all-year round.
On Saturday, August 18, 2012 approximately 1000 people turned out at Jetties Beach for the sixth annual Nantucket Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Enthusiastic walkers and teams raised over $340,000 in support of Autism Speaks’ awareness, research, and family services initiatives.
Geraldine Dawson, CSO of Autism Speaks, sits down with Kate to discuss her relationship with the organization and how they is helping to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders.
On Sunday, July 29th over 200 island residents met at the newly restored Nantucket Dreamland Theater to kick-off the August 18 Walk Now for Autism Speaks, Nantucket. Considered one of the oldest movie theaters in America, The Dreamland began its life as a Quaker Meeting House, was once a straw hat factory, part of a hotel, and finally, after being floated by barge to its present location in 1906, it became Nantucket’s first vaudeville house.