The 12th annual Washington DC Walk Now for Autism Speaks will take place as planned this Saturday, November 3, 2012 on the National Mall in Washington, DC at 9th St. NW and Madison Drive NW. The forecast is for beautiful autumn weather in the wake of Super Storm Sandy. The Washington, DC volunteer walk committee has been working hard through the weather, making plans for a very special day.
"The DC Walk is an annual celebration for our families," said Event Manager Shawnie Keenan. "We have plenty of food, games, entertainment, and a resource fair for everyone to enjoy. We draw participants from throughout Maryland, DC, and Virginia. After school closings and bad weather, we are all looking forward to a little recreation this Saturday, surrounded by our friends in an environment that will be welcoming for all!"
Shelley Hendrix, Grassroots Director for Autism Votes, is attending the DC Walk to kick off a 3 day “Get Out The Vote” campaign for our community. "We would love to have you join us Saturday morning to let our country know that our 1 in 88 can't wait," Shelley stated. "We need dedicated leadership and a strong federal response to the autism crisis for increased services, education and research."
View our Walk Day Details for how you can prepare to attend on Walk Day. In addition, walk co-chair Nora Fitzpatrick prepared a social story for you to read ahead of time with your loved ones to prepare them for a great morning on the town. For more information, visit www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/dc.
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