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News & Updates

We're so excited for the 2023 Suburban Chicago Walk and we can't wait to be with you all on Sunday, October 22 at Cantigny Park. In addition to fundraising to support the vital mission of Autism Speaks, Walk is a time to celebrate our loved ones with autism, connect with others, share stories, and meet local service providers and other event sponsors. Ready to get started? If you haven't already, click the register button above to get started!

In kindness,

Lauren Scheibe
Senior Manager, Field Development


PARKING is located onsite and is free to participants. Use address 1 S, 152 Winfield Rd., Wheaton, IL 60189

WALK LOCATION is on the front lawn situated along the parking lot.

WALK ROUTE is 3 miles

WALK DAY ACTIVITIES: We’ll have a fun activities for everyone!

  • You won't want to miss the selfie station at our Picturing an Inclusive World area representing our mission priority of promoting understanding and acceptance.
  • Have fun with Legos at the Building a World of Difference area where you can learn about breakthroughs in autism science.
  • Create your own bubble wand in the Creating a Bubble of Support area where you'll find resources and information about early childhood screenings and timely interventions.
  • Find "uniquely you" temporary tattoos in the Forging Your Own Path area, bringing to life our mission priority of providing reliable information and resources.
  • And you won't want to leave without an Autism Speaks LED light keychain! You'll find those in the Shaping a Brighter Future area along with resources and information about transition to adulthood.

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You can turn in cash and checks on Walk day, or if you prefer to send them in advance, convert the cash donations to a money order or check and follow these instructions. Don’t forget to complete a contribution tracking form to ensure you receive credit for the fundraising!

You can also deposit checks using our mobile app for immediate credit to your fundraising page.