Archived | Autism Speaks Kicks-off the Palm Beach Walk | Circa October 29, 2008

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2009 Walk Now for Autism Palm Beach County
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach

Check-in 8:30 AM – Walk Start 10 AM

The Palm Beach Walk Now for Autism is set for Saturday, February 21, 2009 on Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach. Join us for a family friendly, non-competitive walk and a morning of fun for the entire family.  Register today  and start your fund raising to support the mission of Autism Speaks.  Everyone that raises over $500 will be entered into a drawing for a prize from Autism Speaks.

Help Kick-off the 2009 Palm Beach Walk Season!

Please join us and our Corporate Visionary Sponsors on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Palm Beach Airport Hilton at the Palm Beach School for Autism and Fetterman and Associates for this exciting Kick-off Luncheon where you will receive all the tools you need to be part of the 2009 Palm Beach Walk Now for Autism and learn more exciting news about Autism Speaks. Find more information and RSVP. 

Walk Team News

Congratulations to David McKibbin (a young man with ASD) for starting the first Palm Beach County Student Club for Autism Speaks at Bak Middle School of the Arts. Recently we spent a day at the school talking to students about autism and how student involvement can change the lives of everyone at the school.  Meet David at the Kick-off Luncheon on December 3.  The Bak Student Club for Autism Speaks has already started their fund raising efforts by selling candy during lunch. 

We want to spotlight you and your team fund raising efforts!  Send your fund rasing story to  and see it in an upcoming email blast.

Providers Wanted
If you are or have a provider that you think would like to join our resource fair on walk day please let us know.  Part of the event is to provide families with great information about local community resources. From therapists to programs to adaptive music and sports; we want to know about it and share it with our families.  Providers can contact us at  or call 800-610-6227 for more information. 

Family Services 

So much has been going on within Family Services that it is hard to keep up!  The School Tool Kit is being used by many schools to help school personnel from the principals to the bus drivers to understand autism and how to best work with and communicate with children who have ASD and Aspergers.  View and download the The School Tool Kit now. 

 The 100 Day Tool Kit for newly diagnosed families is now available in Spanish!

  This is a wonderful resource for families when they first get the news that their child has Autism.  Take a look and please share with families that you know would benefit from having this information in Spanish.


The Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) is a repository (gene bank) of genetic and clinical information that is made available to autism researchers worldwide. AGRE is currently recruiting families that have two or more children diagnosed on the autism spectrum (autism, PDD-NOS, ASD or Asperger’s syndrome).
  Find out how you can participate and other exciting science news

Don’t forget to register today for the Kick-off event on December 3, 2008 and the 2009 Palm Beach Walk Now for Autism on Saturday, February 21, 2009. 

Together we can find the missing pieces to the mysteries of autism!

We look forward to seeing you soon.Sincerely,

The 2009 Walk Leadership   

Mailing Address:
Autism Speaks
1166 West Newport Center Drive
Suite 314
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Contact Name: South Florida Office
Telephone Number: 800-610-6227

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