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Welcome to the Autism Speaks DC Walk! Please be sure to visit the registration tent to register and receive your pom-poms.

Pick up your Walk Passport and make your way to each of our five mission areas for an interactive activity. Turn in your completed passport for a chance to win a gift basket!

Visit the Acceptance and Understanding area and try out the fun photo frames and props – post photos to share your Walk love!

Go to the Research Breakthroughs area to learn about great programs while kids practice their fine-motor skills on the activity boards!

Swing by the Screening and Interventions area to take a deep breath, blow some bubbles and ease your mind.

At the Transition to Adulthood area, kids can race cars on the road to adulthood while adults and caregivers can link up with resources and support.

Wherever you are throughout the lifespan and across the spectrum, get the help you need at our Information and Services area. When you’re done, mail a thank you card to someone who helped you fulfill your potential.


Check our new location at the National Mall between 4th-7th streets! Beautiful location and a beautiful walk around the Nation's historic monuments. The nearest metro stop is the L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station. We will have to route options for our participants. Below you will find a one mile option and a 5k (3.2 miles) option.

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 REVISED 5K Walk Route DC 2022


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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.