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Team Mac

Raised $3,119
Walk Goal $3,500



Help us reach our goal!

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!

Downtown Chicago Walk

Soldier Field



Ellen Sanders - Director, Field Development

Downtown Chicago Walk

Team Mac

We are so excited to be walking again, IN PERSON, with TEAM MAC! 

It has been over 2 years since our last walk, and our passion for this cause has never been stronger. So for those that have participated in the past, THANK YOU, and we hope you can bring that same energy to this year's walk...and for those that have not been able to join us in previous years, Welcome to TEAM MAC! 

It seems like ages ago when we did our first Walk...Mac had just gotten his communication device, 40+ hours of therapy per week, so many challenges...flash forward to today with a whole year of Kindergarten finished, hitting so many of his academic milestones, and making sure his voice is heard every waking minute

This past year, as parents, we quickly learned how hard Mac had to work to fit into this world. We watched in awe as he did his thing, proving to be in a classroom where he belonged. But with that, we realized how important it is for us to help make this world a fit for our kids, not our kids fit for this world. We are learning how important organizations, like Autism Speaks are, to help fight for our kids and make this world more accepting of them through spreading awareness, sharing stories, fundraising for research and so much more.

We know it takes a village to raise a child, and we are so honored to have you as part of our village.

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