Cold weather Sunday morning won't stop advocates for those with autism from walking in West Palm Beach.
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Every 11 minutes, another family gets the news that their child has autism or asperger's disease, or some other disorder on the Autism spectrum. One in 88 children will be diagnosed with some form of Autism.
You can help knock down those numbers by braving the cold weather this weekend and taking part in Walk Now for Autism Speaks. It's happening on Sunday at the Meyer Ampitheater in West Palm Beach.
Registration for the walk begins at 8:30 a.m., or you can register online, here. The walk begins at 10 a.m., but there is also a run, if you'd prefer. That begins at 7:30 a.m., with registration opening up at 6:30 a.m.
There is a fee to register for the run, donations are accepted for the walk, and if you donate a certain amount of money, you get a t-shirt.
Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. Since its inception in 2005, Autism Speaks committed over $180 million to research and developing innovative resources for families. The organization 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.
We spoke with Jacquie Nicholson, walk events director for Autism Speaks, about the event and the non-profit.