Western ConnecticutSaturday, August 22, 2020
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.
Stay and play after the walk for Autism Awareness Day at Quassy Amusement Park! The park will be customized to create a sensory friendly atmosphere which will include softer music and a quiet zone. Quassy is offering a special discounted rate for walk day and they will donate a portion of every ticket purchased online using the code Autism2020 back to Autism Speaks! Each ticket is valid for an All Day Ride and Waterpark pass.
Parking is FREE if you register for the Walk by 8/20/2020.
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
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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.
If your team raises $5,000 or more by August 8, 2020, your team will receive reserved space in the Autism Speaks Walk Team Village. There are a variety of benefits that come with having a spot in the Team Village.
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 Jill Precopio, Jill.Precopio@autismspeaks.org, 781-514-3108.
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!
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 the Western Connecticut 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 Jill Precopio, Jill.Precopio@autismspeaks.org, 781-514-3108, so they can help you get more involved.