Autism Awareness Walk Scheduled For Nov. 9

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Chattanooga will host its Inaugural walk to raise awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Coolidge Park. The 2.3 mile walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. and head across the Walnut Street (pedestrian) bridge, around the art district, and back to the park. The route will provide spectacular views of the Chattanooga Riverfront and will include dozens of sponsored banners showing various facts about Autism. 

The Chattanooga Autism Center (CAC), a local parent-driven resource center and clinic, is in charge of the walk. Proceeds generated by this event fund CAC programs such as its outpatient autism clinic, support group for adults with autism, autism workshops, annual conference, an autism resource room, Greater Chattanooga Aspies, the Cleveland-CAC, training programs for kids and adults with autism, and many more projects and supports.

Participants can participate in activities provided prior to the walk.  Prior to the start Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke will help kick off the walk. There is no race, therefore the walk is accessible to all families and community members. Strollers are welcome!

For more information on the event, volunteer and/or sponsorship opportunities, call Gina Mitch (Event Co-Chair) at 779-8562 or Dave Buck (CAC Executive Director) at 531-6961.

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