Autism Speaks, an autism science and advocacy organization, is hosting the 2016 Austin Autism Speaks Walk. Proceeds from the 12th annual walk will support the non-profitâ€™s mission: To fund scientific research and family and adult services; and raise awareness, and advocate for the needs of people with autism and their families in Austin.
Create a team of family, friends and co-worker to join the non-profit's biggest fundraiser of the year on Sunday, October 9 at The Domain.
Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders â€“ autism spectrum disorders â€“ caused by a combination of genes and environmental influences. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by communication difficulties, social and behavioral challenges, and repetitive behaviors. An estimated 1 in 68 children in the U.S. is on the autism spectrum.
About Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is the worldâ€™s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Since its inception, Autism Speaks has committed more than $570 million to its mission, the majority in science and medical research. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit AutismSpeaks.org.
About Alpha Xi Delta
Founded in 1893 at Lombard College, now Knox College, in Galesburg, Illinois, Alpha Xi Delta inspires women to realize their potential by providing opportunities for Sisterhood, leadership, knowledge and service. The national womenâ€™s fraternity has more than 150,000 initiated members and chapters on 125 college campuses. For more information on Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity, visit www.alphaxidelta.org.
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The 2016 Austin Autism Speaks Walk
- Central Park Domain