Saturday, April 29, 2023
Registration at 9:00am
Walk at 10:00am
Maxcy Hall at SUNY Potsdam: 5 Tupper Lake Dr, Potsdam, NY
About the Walk
A prize will also be awarded to the Best Overall Star Wars Character(s) within each entry category, based on the best fulfillment of the Judging Criteria.
Enter the Flag Contest!
Flag Contest Registration Form Here
Create an Autism Acceptance flag and bring it to the walk to help us raise support for community members on the Autism Spectrum.
- Entrants: must have the entry form filled out completely and register by 10:00 a.m. on the day of the Walk.
- Size: min of 1’ x 2’ and max of 3’x 4’.
- Teams: Contest is open to teams of two or more people.
- Entry: One entry per team, please.
- Theme: Autism Acceptance & Star Wars
- The Back of Your Flag: Must include this form filled out completely with Team Name, Team Leader’s Name, E-mail, and Phone Number.
- G Rating: Flags must contain appropriate language to qualify.
- To enter: Flags must be brought to the registration area by 10:00 am.
- Judging: Will take place on location, and the winners will be announced after the walk.
- Design: Composition, the artistic appeal of the flag and theme.
- Clarity: How well/easily the message is understood.
- Enhances Public Acceptance: Does the flag positively promote Autism Acceptance in the community?
A prize will be awarded for each of the following categories:
- Best Overall: Based on the best fulfillment of the Judging Criteria.
- Most Creative: Shows a non-traditional approach and uniqueness in design and theme.
What can you do to spread Autism Acceptance?
- Instead of dismissing, try education about the Autism Spectrum.
- Offer support through advocacy.
- Use language appropriate to the individual.
- Focus on strengths, not just challenges.
- Expand your social circle to include people on the Autism Spectrum.
- Provide meaningful opportunities for individuals to be included.
About Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a range of complex neurodevelopment disorders, characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior.
- In the U.S. 1 in 189 girls and 1 in 42 boys are being diagnosed with ASD.
- Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability.
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