Join us to take Steps for Kindness – walk 5,400 steps in support of the 1 in 54 U.S. kids with autism | Autism Speaks


April 25, 2020
12:00 PM


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Celebrate our community’s commitment to creating a kinder, more inclusive world – and to being there for each other no matter what – by joining Steps for Kindness. Walk 5,400 steps in support of the 1 in 54 U.S. kids with autism, wherever you are and however you can, whether around your backyard, up and down your stairs, around your neighborhood (maintaining safe social distancing), or in place in your home.

See the power of the community – all dressed in blue! – coming together to walk as one. The program kicks off on Facebook Live at 1pm EDT and a sendoff for steps at 1:20pm on on Saturday, April 25.

Take 5,400 steps (alone or as a team) to help increase understanding and acceptance of the 1 in 54 U.S. children with autism. Wear blue, tell your social community you’re stepping for kindness, chalk your sidewalk, post signs in your windows or yard, and share pictures of you and your family getting in on the fun.

Participants will share photos and personal stories to foster a sense of closeness and community in our online world. Every participant in the event will contribute to our commitment to achieve 1 million acts of kindness in 2020.

Looking to make even more of an impact? Log your steps through the Charity Miles iPhone/Android app where you can earn money for Autism Speaks. For those who can’t safely take physical steps, take a figurative step for kindness: participating the social #KindnessCounts challenge, displaying a message of kindness in your window or yard, or getting creative in contributing to a kinder world.