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Monday, May 12, 2014 Link

More than 3,000 attendees participated in 5th Annual Greater Waterbury Walk Now for Autism Speaks on Saturday, May 10 at Library Park in Waterbury, Conn.  Liz Feld, president of Autism Speaks, joined the crowd as they danced, sang and celebrated the “Autism Superhero” themed day before walking 1.5 miles around downtown Waterbury. Almost 100 teams, and a full marching band, filled the streets of the Brass City.

To date, the event has raised more than $110,000 in support of Autism Speaks’ mission to fund research, increase awareness and

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Link

This post is from Heather Wegenhart who Walks Now for Autism Speaks in Georgia for “Team Walk for Logan”. Want to help support Heather for her walk? Donate to her

Sunday, April 13, 2014 Link

The 9th annual North Bay Walk Now for Autism Speaks occurred Saturday, April 12th at Sonoma Mountain Village in Rohnert Park. The morning was blanketed in a light fog; however the walk was full of happy faces and fun activities! We had just over 1,500 attendees. To date, we have raised $70,000 but we won't stop till we get to our goal of $115,000

Saturday, April 12, 2014 Link

More than 600 attendees participated in the Cumberland Tri State Walk Now For Autism Speaks on Saturday, April 12th at the Allegany College of Maryland. Geoffrey the Giraffe from Toys "R" Us joined us along with local radio station Country 105.3/105.7 WFRB. The day included activities for children like a bounce house, face painting and health check ups provided by the local Allegany College of Maryland nursing students and

Monday, April 7, 2014 Link

This guest post is from Johanna Burke, Walk Co-Chair for the Northern New Jersey Walk Now for Autism Speaks. The following is a speech Johanna gave at the Northern New Jersey Walk kickoff about her son Aidan. Have a walk story you'd like to share? Email us at

Sunday, April 6, 2014 Link

On Sunday, April 6, Miami celebrated the 2014 Walk Now for Autism Speaks at JC Bermudez Park, in the City of Doral. Over 30,000 walkers participated while raising to date over $630,000.

The success of the walk would have not been possible without the leadership and vision of Corporate Walk Chair Manny Gaunaurd, the coordination of Wilson Cristancho, Logistics Chair, and the

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Sunday, April 6, 2014 Link

More than 4,000 attendees participated in the Bronx Walk Now for Autism Speaks on Sunday, April 6th at Orchard Beach. The day included children’s activities, from face painting to puzzle piece nail art, performances from the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, music from DJ Victor and a very special appearance from Geoffrey of Toys R Us! It was a beautiful day to spend at the beach together in support of Bronx’s

Saturday, April 5, 2014 Link

Saturday, April 5th marked the 6th anniversary of Milwaukee’s Walk Now for Autism Speaks.  Thousands of families came to the BMO Harris Bradley Center, the indoor home of Milwaukee’s Walk Now for Autism Speaks and the home of NBA’s

Monday, March 31, 2014 Link
More than 2500 attendees participated in the Hawaii Walk Now for Autism Speaks on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Ala Moana Beach Park (Magic Island). What an amazing day at the 11th annual Hawaii Walk Now for Autism Speaks walk event! With more than 2500 walkers, resource fair providers, sponsors, Geoffrey the giraffe from Toys R Us and Babies R Us, Mana Xtreme
Monday, March 3, 2014 Link

This guest post is from Paul Schmutzler, who helps fundraise for Georgia Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Want to get involved with the walks? See if there is a walk in your area coming up at!

I am like many people in the world. I lived my life having no idea what autism was and I didn’t know anyone with autism until by chance I sat next to a guy on an airplane one day and we struck up a

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