People do not grow out of autism. Autism is a lifelong disorder; however, the manifestation of symptoms may change over time. While there is yet no known cure, autism is definitely treatable.
Virtual Walk to Celebrate Autism!
April 22 - April 28
Registration is OPEN! Click HERE to register on Eventbrite.
Spring is here and it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine! As part of Autism Awareness & Acceptance Month, we’re inviting families and individuals to walk to Celebrate Autism! This is not a dedicated fundraiser and we’re not asking for pledges.
This Virtual Walk (from April 22-28) is meant to be a fun, family-friendly event that is focused on raising autism awareness and acceptance in the community. Everyone who registers for the walk will receive a free T-shirt. We’re hoping the Walk T-shirts will be a conversation starter to talk about autism and why people are walking.
IMPORTANT: the deadline for T-shirt orders is April 12 (after this, sizing is subject to availability)
Walk as a family or walk as individuals. You can walk at any time and any way you like in your communities, but please remember to follow all provincial pandemic guidelines (e.g., don’t gather in large groups outside your “bubbles”).
Tell your friends and family #WhyIWalk to help raise autism awareness and acceptance in your communities. To further support those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), invite your friends and family to make a donation to Autism Services as we serve the autism community in and around Saskatoon. People can make a donation here: https://www.autismservices.ca/how-you-can-help/donate4autism/
There are PRIZES!
Each day of the Walk (from April 22-28), we’ll be making a prize draw. Enter the draws by doing one of the following:
- Post photos of your Walk in the Discussion of our Facebook “Virtual Walk for Autism” event here: https://fb.me/e/1DjNBmigW ,
- Email your photos to Carol Tebay, Development Coordinator, at email@example.com, or
- Tag Autism Services (@AutismServicesSaskatoon) when you post your photos on your personal Facebook page; make sure your post isn’t listed as “private” (or we won’t be able to see you)
Grand Prize Draw
Everyone who enters either our Virtual Walk draws and/or the Window Walk draws will be entered for the Grand Prize Draw: a staycation for 4 at Delta Hotels! (plus more to be announced)