PittsburghJune 9, 2019
We hope you were there on Sunday, June 9th for the 2019 Pittsburgh Autism Speaks Walk. We are grateful for all the tremendous support and celebrating the 20th Anniversary with us!
We still have some distance to go, to reach our fundraising goal. Please let us know about donations you are still sending in, and any upcoming fundraisers that you have planned.
Please mail checks to:
Autism Speaks Walk – Pittsburgh
8035 McKnight Rd. Suite 301
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
The Walk website continues to be open for credit card donations, and you have until July 7th to earn a recognition gift, based on your personal fundraising results.
2019 Recognition Program
More About the Pittsburgh
A Guide to Walk Day & Quiet Zone
Sometimes the environment at an Autism Speaks Walk can become overwhelming for people with sensory sensitivities. All of our Walks allow access to a quiet space that can be used as a safe outlet if you or your loved one living with autism becomes overwhelmed. We recommend finding the quiet area of your Walk when you arrive and share its location with your team for ease of access later on in the day should it be needed.
Autism Speaks Walks rely on volunteers to assist in many capacities through serving on a Walk committee. Committee volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to: team and participant recruitment and fundraising mentors, corporate sponsorship outreach, Walk media outreach, school outreach and more. You can recruit your friends, family and coworkers to become a part of the Walk committee! To learn more reach out to your local Autism Speaks Walk staff member.
Team Village recognizes teams for the Pittsburgh Autism Speaks Walk who raise at least $5000 or more prior by May 31, 2019. Teams at this level will receive a special tent inside the Team Village where your team members can meet and spend time on Walk day. In addition, the tent includes a table, chairs, team banner, water and snacks just for you and your team!
The Grand Club
What is the Grand Club?
The Grand Club recognizes fundraisers for Autism Speaks Walk who raise at least $1000 or more prior to or at Walk day.
Grand Club members receive special benefits that may include:
- Names listed on Walk website
- Commemorative Grand Club Pin
- Special recognition at Walk and Awards Reception
- And many more benefits!
- Add your name to the list!
The success of Autism Speaks Walk depends on the dedication and support of its volunteers. Volunteers assist in many capacities - checking in participants, providing encouragement at water stops and cleaning up after the event which in turn reduces event costs and drives more funds directly to the mission. You can recruit friends, family and coworkers to form a volunteer team!
Volunteer as a Team
Recruit your friends, family and coworkers to form a volunteer team. We'll do our best to assign you to the same area so you can spend the day together. Please remind each member of your team to register online so that we know how many people to plan for. Include your team name in the available field and we will know you are together.
Volunteer as an Individual
Make new friends as you play an integral role in making your city's Autism Speaks Walk event a success.
You can also volunteer before the Walk. Select this option toward the bottom of the form. We will put you in touch with the Event Chairperson so they can help you get more involved.