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Autism Speaks Walk

WHAT: \ The Arizona Autism Speaks Walk is back and bringing together the autism community to support one another and fuel the Autism Speaks mission. This year, the Arizona Autism Speaks will be held both in person in Mesa and virtually on Saturday, October 16. The Walk program - including the mission moment you love - will bring the community together, promote acceptance and raise vital funds for people with autism. \ \ WHO: \ ** Interviews available with participants, Autism Speaks leadership and local families ** \ Everyone is encouraged to participate. Whether you have autism, love someone who does, or are looking to support a diverse, accepting and kind community - you're invited! \ \ WHERE/WHEN: \ The Arizona Walk will be held on Saturday, October 16 at the following location: \ Riverview Park\ 2100 W Rio Salado Parkway\ Mesa, AZ 85201\ \ Based on your local guidelines or personal preference, you can find an event in your community or go remote and assemble friends, family and a community of support virtually.  Go to autismspeaks.org/walk to learn more.  \ \ WHY: \ In the US, autism affects 1 in 54 children and 1 in 45 adults. Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for people with autism and their families. Last year alone we aided more than 4.1 million autistic people and their families in a variety of ways including yearly grants - of which Arizona has been awarded 52 to-date. The Walk raises vital funds that empower us to provide crucial resources, research, advocacy and support to meet urgent needs today and create a kinder, more inclusive world where every person with autism can reach their full potential. Aside from Walks, Autism Speaks provides resources for families and those with autism via tool kits, like the transition to adulthood and employment (i.e. Workplace Inclusion Now), along with much more.\ \ HOW:
  • Start:October 16, 2021
  • End:October 16, 2021
  • Recurring
  • Where:2100 W Rio Salado Pkwy, 2100 West Rio Salado Parkway,, Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, 85201
  • Phone:N/A
  • Event Type: Other
  • Ticket Price:N/A
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