Autism Speaks Walk

Date/Time

October 23, 2021

Location

Oak Point Park View map
2801 E Spring Creek Pkwy.,
Plano, TX, 75074

Additional Information

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  • Line/Box Office Phone: 469/810-1158
  • Cost: Free to participate; online fundraising is encouraged
  • Ages: All ages

Description

The Dallas Autism Speaks Walk is back and bringing together the autism community to support one another and fuel the Autism Speaks mission. This year, the walk will be held both in person at Oak Point Park and virtually on Saturday, October 23. The walk program – including the mission moment you love – will bring the community together, promote acceptance and raise vital funds.

With pom-poms, balloon arches, community fun and purpose, what makes the 2021 walk even better? It has something for everyone. In addition to coming together in person to help create a world where all people can reach their full potential, each walk will retain the fun, remote-participation options introduced last year.

Event schedule:
8am Registration
9am Opening ceremonies
9:15am Walk begins

Your safety is a priority — and no matter how you choose to participate, your support will be recognized and celebrated. The community is stronger together, so celebrate with one another and the amazing impact you are making together for people with autism and their families. Whether near or far, let’s rally together on walk day.

Find more events for children with autism and other special needs at dfwchild.com/calendar.

In the US, autism affects 1 in 54 children and 1 in 45 adults. Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for people with autism and their families. Last year alone the organization aided more than 4.1 million autistic people and their families in a variety of ways including yearly grants – of which Texas has been awarded 89 to-date.

The walk raises vital funds that empower us to provide crucial resources, research, advocacy and support to meet urgent needs today and create a kinder, more inclusive world where every person with autism can reach their full potential. Aside from walks, the national nonprofit provides resources for families and those with autism via tool kits, like the transition to adulthood and employment (i.e. Workplace Inclusion Now), along with much more.