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Jones Beach


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In addition to coming together in person to help create a world where all people with autism can reach their full potential, each Walk will retain the fun, remote-participation options introduced last year. Your safety is our priority — and no matter how you choose to participate, your support will be recognized and celebrated. Our community is stronger together, and we can't wait to celebrate one another and the amazing impact we are making together for people with autism and their families. Whether near or far, let's rally together on Walk day!

Long Island Walk

Jones Beach



Carla Sterling, Area Executive Director

Long Island Walk


Oct 9th I’ll be walking at the Autism Walk at Jones Beach alongside the same family I went with last year. For this family, Autism Speaks provided the first opportunity for them to step out into the Autism Community months after their children were diagnosed. This family also referred to many of their resources for early detection and the first 100 days after a dx, etc. 

This year, I’m looking foward to learning,  as Autism Speaks has awarded $550,000 to doctoral research for helping the lifespan of those with Autism and their families. “Fellowship projects will focus on motor delays, sensory challenges, ASD-linked genetic variants and interventions, and loneliness in autistic adults. The chosen projects represent a range of research studies, all sharing the goal of improving the lives of children and adults on the spectrum.” Hopefully one day I’ll have access to research as a future doctoral student in the Autism World. 

I recently read a book written by an adult with ASD, who criticizes Autism Speaks for spending too much time and money on why Autism, verses how to support. I’m happy to see research being supported by AS to help across the long term.

This year I’m walking for the twins, my preschool special education students and my dancers with disabilities. Come walk with me!!! No required fee. 


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. Together, we can accomplish amazing things for people living with autism. Join the team and begin your fundraising journey today! Set your individual goal at $150 and you’ll be eligible for a Walk Tee Shirt – which, by the way, was purchased from a business that employs people with autism.

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Long Island Walk

date Location schedule contact
Jones Beach - Field 5 9:00 a.m. - Registration ~10:00 a.m. - Opening Ceremonies/Mission Moment Carla Sterling, Area Executive Director (646) 385-8532

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