In The News: OCT 28: Autism Speaks Walk | 2018 #NotAnAutisticAlly

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OCT 28: Autism Speaks Walk

Join ABC15’s own Chelsey Davis at the Autism Speaks Walk in October, the world’s largest fundraising event to support the diverse needs of the autism community.

The Arizona Autism Speaks Walk in partnership with SARRC — one of more than 60 that happen around the nation — attracts one of the largest crowds and accounts for one of Autism Speaks’ most popular events.

Participants can register and start or join their own fundraising teams at

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018

2018 Event Information:

8 a.m. | Registration Opens

8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. | Resource Fair

9 a.m. | Event Kick-off Celebration

9:30 a.m. | 5K & 1-Mile Family Fun Walk

WHERE: Tempe Beach Park, 80 W. Rio Salado, Tempe, AZ 85281

WHO: The Autism Speaks Walk in partnership with SARRC is powered by the love of parents, grandparents, children, siblings, friends, relatives, and support providers for the special people in their lives living with autism. Thousands of participants will come together to raise awareness and funds for individuals with autism.

The Autism Speaks Walk in partnership with SARRC is open to everyone committed to raising money for the important work Autism Speaks and SARRC do in the community.

Since 2005, the Arizona Autism Speaks Walk in partnership with SARRC has raised over $9 million to help improve the quality of life for individuals with autism and their families.

Our strength as a community is powered by love and built on the commitment of individuals like you. Start a team, join a team or come on your own.

Walk and fundraise together to enhance the lives of people living with autism.

Thank you to our generous 2018 sponsors including Sprouts Farmers Market, Desert Ford Dealers, Niantic, BARD, First American Title, ITS, Morgan Stanley, Sun West Credit Union, ACES, Arion Care Solutions, Arizona Autism Pediatric Therapy Specialists, Aurora Behavioral Health, CARD, Emily Taylor Law Firm, Kile & Kupiszweski Law Firm, Lexington Life Academy, New Horizons, Not Only Words Therapy, S.E.E.K and Young Mind Community Center.

The Autism Community Is Not The Autistic Community

* The “autism community” is not the Autistic Community. The autism community was created by non-Autistic led organizations and includes mostly parents, professionals and their friends. Most of what the world knows about autism is sourced from the non-Autistic “autism community.”


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