Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center, Autism Speaks invites
the Arizona community to Walk on wheels, on foot or online
Re-imagined Autism Speaks Walk in partnership with SARRC will celebrate community’s commitment to creating a kinder world for people with autism
WHAT: The 15th Annual Autism Speaks Walk in partnership with SARRC brings together the autism community to support one another and fuel mission of Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) and Autism Speaks. This year’s event will be transformed so participants may safely take part through Walk on Wheels: where all participants are invited to celebrate their efforts at a safe distance! Register your team and raise funds to support autism research in our community. The support of this dedicated community makes a real difference today and every day.
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: Saturday, Oct. 31 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. virtually and in your neighborhood.
WHY: These are exceptional times. Our work is more important than ever, our community is as resilient as ever. This relentless commitment to the Autism Speaks mission empowers us to provide crucial resources, research, advocacy and support to meet urgent needs today and ensure a brighter future tomorrow.
HOW: The annual Walk event is tailored to fit local needs in each community, but our goal remains the same: to come together to raise awareness and funds for people with autism and their families. All members of the community are invited to participate in the way that works for them – Learn about all the ways to participate and register today at autismcenter.org/2020Walk
CONTACT: For interview requests, images and more information, contact Karen Scott at KScott@autismcenter.org or 616-893-5322.
Note: Autism Speaks and SARRC events will only take place should a community meet a set of pre-determined safety criteria, based on local regulations and in accordance with CDC guidelines. Autism Speaks and SARRC may postpone or cancel events as necessary to maintain a safe environment, and will notify participants should event details change.