News & Updates
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.
This year, we're partnering with ACLD's RewearAble Program to collect gently-used items at our Walks. RewearAble is a recycling and job creation program employing people with autism and other disabilities. Don't use it? Don't wear? Don't like it? We'll take it if its on RewearAble's list of accepted items! AND everyone who donates will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card - one entry for each bag of donations. Simply drop off your donations in the parking lot when you arrive!