This is a family fun event benefitting all who manage autism. Walk Now for Autism is the single most influential force to fund vital research that will lead us to some much-needed answers. Did you know that 1 in 59 children in the U.S. is on the autism spectrum?
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and nonverbal communication. There is not just one autism, but many subtypes. Each person with autism may have exceptional strengths and challenges. It is suspected that most cases are caused by a combination of genetic and environmental influences, and many are accompanied by medical issues such as intestinal issues, seizures and sleep disturbances.
Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disorder in the United States. It is time to volunteer, raise awareness and funds for autism research. Whether you have walked many times before or this is your first time joining this cause, you can help greatly! This event is jam-packed with fun events and activities for people of all ages, infants to senior citizens.
For more information about the Walk Now for Autism Speaks and 5K run, please visit the official website HERE.