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FAQ

What is this new event?

This event will bring our community together for a day packed with activities for everyone. This event is crafted to be more than just fun it’s a platform for empowerment, understanding and building stronger community ties. From interactive games and educational workshops to artistic expressions and sensory-friendly experiences, the event is designed to ensure that every participant feels included, valued, and connected.

Is this a fundraising event?

Yes! While the event is free to attend, we highly encourage all participants to register and fundraise $100 to earn their exclusive event t-shirt. Funds raised will fuel innovative research, advocacy and critical programs and services that help ensure access to reliable information and support, promote equity and inclusion, and provide solutions that empower the 1 in 36 children on the autism spectrum and their families as they navigate challenges from childhood through adulthood.

DONATIONS

How do I donate?

There are several easy ways to donate:

  • Donate online to a specific team, individual participant or event via their fundraising page
  • Donate on event day: Cash, check and credit card donations are accepted
  • Donate via mail
    • Make checks payable to Autism Speaks and mail to:
      Autism Speaks
      P.O. Box 37148
      Boone, IA 50037-0148
  • If you wish to credit a particular team or individual, please include an offline donation form found on that individual's fundraising page that includes the following information:
    • Event Name, Individual or Team Name

What if my donors need a receipt?

When a donor makes a gift online, they will receive an automatic thank you email that can be used as a receipt. All other acknowledgement letters will be mailed after the event.

Why isn't my donation that was mailed not showing on my honor scroll?

Please allow 10-15 business days for processing.

Are donations tax deductible?

All donations are tax deductible in the same calendar year the donation was processed to the extent allowed by law.

ONLINE TOOLS

I forgot my Username and Password.

Click LOGIN at the top of this page. You can then click on "Need help logging in?" to request a password reset.

What is a personal page?

A personal fundraising page is a web page provided by Autism Speaks to every registered online participant to help promote fundraising for the walk. Your personal page is automatically created for you when you register online and is where you can direct friends and family who want to donate to the Walk on your behalf. They can donate online or print an offline donation form to mail in with their check. We encourage you to personalize your page with a photo and to share your inspiration for walking with Autism Speaks.

GENERAL EVENT QUESTIONS

Is there anything a self-advocate can use to prepare for event day?

Every event will have customized day of event details. These details will prepare children and adults living with autism for their event day experience.

Is this a competitive event?

This is a non-competitive event that is family friendly.

What if it rains?

Autism Speaks events are rain or shine unless a natural weather emergency occurs.