Western Connecticut Walk

Chase and Friends

Join our team in raising funds to have a voice with legislators, to have access to the information and resources we need, to support research and medical discovery, and to help fund local services through the mission of Autism Speaks. 

Autism Speaks is fully committed to investing in their mission objectives. More than eighty-five (85) cents of every dollar funds programs and services in science, family services, education and government advocacy, exceeding Better Business Bureau guidelines each year.

This year our team goal is $10,000 this year of making a difference. Please Register with our team at act.autismspeaks.org/goto/chaseandfriends.

I have personally witnessed Autism Speaks’ commitment nationally and locally through media, free town halls, forums, legislation, research, outreach, local grants and sensory events. As an Autism Speaks Volunteer Ambassador, along with others throughout the country, we were instrumental in the Autism Cares Act being passed (it was expiring in 2019) by contacting Congress and the Senate to ensure services and funding for individuals on the spectrum.

Year 2019 was very exciting for Chase, he won the 2019 CT Arts Hero Award, he was invited to the Eric Carle Museum to read his Letter Critters books to the children and was interviewed on television by Sarah Cody, WTNH 8 news anchor, released his Letter Critters Biography book narrated by actress Briana Denski, and was invited to volunteer to star in the Autism Speaks national PSA, “For A Brighter Life of the Spectrum” campaign. This is a big deal because Chase is a quiet introvert. Here is Chase’s bio page on Autism Speaks:


Video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/XmazW63MlXs

Chase is also the co-host on “The Social Chase” cable show which airs on Skye XIII that I started last year to spread awareness, understanding and acceptance of individuals with autism and special needs. www.thesocialchase.org

So exciting! Chase's audiobook "The Letter Critters Biographies" is now available. The book is beautifully narrated by Brianna Denski Actress. Brianna is the leading voice in Paramount's animated feature film Wonder Park. Audio production by Alan (Dad). Visit www.thelettercritters.com for more information. Chase’s third book, The Letter Critters Talen Show will be released this spring.

The Letter Critters Biographies Audiobook Available on Audible, iTunes and Amazon:



We hope you can support the Autism Speaks mission of to help increase understanding and acceptance and promote solutions across the spectrum throughout the lifespan with EVERY STEP.

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Our Team Goal $10,000.00
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Western Connecticut

date Location schedule contact
Saturday, August 22, 2020 Quassy Amusement Park~2132 Middlebury Rd~Middlebury, CT ~06762 9:00AM Registration ~10:00AM Opening Ceremonies ~10:15AM Walk ~11:00AM Music, Activities, Snacks and More ~12:00PM Event concludes Sarah Hawkes (860) 964-7378 westernctwalk@autismspeaks.org

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