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RAISING AWARENESS: 14th annual Autism Walk and Resource Fair

Posted: 3:13 PM, Mar 12, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-12 18:13:45-04

The Autism Society of Southern Arizona will host the 14th Annual Autism Walk & Resource Fair on Saturday, April 4th, in Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium at Kino Park Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way, Tucson, Arizona. Registration is at 7:30am and the Walk and Resource Fair is from 9am – 1pm.

The Autism Walk & Resource Fair offers a fun and informative day filled with food trucks, entertainment, children’s activities, an autism community resource fair, and much more. This event is designed to provide a wealth of information to individuals and families affected by autism and to help educate and raise awareness of this prevalent disorder.

The entire community is invited to join the Autism Society of Southern Arizona as they strive to improve the lives of all affected by autism. The Autism Society encourages all to participate in southern Arizona’s largest autism event by registering, forming a walk team, attending the resource fair and/or making a tax-deductible donation. All funds raised stay in southern Arizona to support the community.

Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. According to information published by the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) (May 2018), autism now affects 1 in 71 children in Arizona. With no known cure, early detection and intervention are essential to help children with autism and their families get the help they need. The Autism Society is the leading voice and resource for the entire autism community in education, advocacy, services, and support.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:00 a.m. For more information regarding registering, sponsoring or volunteering for this event, or to make a donation, please visit our website at www.as-az.org or call the Autism Society of Southern Arizona at (520) 770-1541.