Live Facebook Ceremony:
Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 10:00am
About the Walk
This year, we are asking our amazing supporters to participate in a Virtual Walk in an effort to maintain social distancing during the pandemic. We can still spread awareness by walking in our own communities!
Although we need to make changes to the event during these challenging times, we still want to keep the fun spirit of the Autism Awareness Walk. So, please join us for a brief live ceremony on Facebook on Saturday, September 12th at 10:00 a.m. We will announce winners of the flag contest, the costume contests, and more at that time!
To learn more about the Walk and the fun activities planned leading up to the live ceremony, please join our online pages for up to date information:
Be assured that every dollar donated goes directly to support people and families at The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence.
According to the CDC, about 1 in 54 of children have been identified with ASD. Boys are more than 4 times as likely to be identified with ASD than girls.
Please share this page with friends and family, so that they may support your efforts with donations online or with a check mailed to:
The Foundation of St. Lawrence NYSARC
1942 Old Dekalb Road, Suite 1
Canton, N.Y. 13617
You can make a huge difference in the lives of the people we support with your donation!
Enter the Costume Contest!
A prize will also be awarded to the Best Costume fitting a theme that will be selected by participants from a Facebook poll. To enter, see details on this form: Form for T-shirt Orders, Offline Donations, and Entries for Flag/Costume Contests
Enter the Flag Contest!
Create an Autism awareness flag and walk with it to increase awareness. To enter, see details on this form: Form for T-shirt Orders, Offline Donations, and Entries for Flag/Costume Contests
A prize will be awarded for each of the following categories:
- Best Overall: Based on the best fulfillment of the Judging Criteria
- Most Original: New, Fresh, or a unique perspective
- Most Creative: Shows a non-traditional approach and uniqueness in design and theme
- Design: Composition, the artistic appeal of the flag
- Clarity: How well/easily the message is understood
- Enhances Public Awareness: Does the flag positively promote Autism Awareness in the community?
About Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- ASD is a bio-neurological developmental disability that generally appears before the age of 3.
- Autism impacts brain development in the areas of social interaction, communication skills, and cognitive function.
- Individuals with autism typically have difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play activities.
- Autism itself does not affect life expectancy, however research has shown that the mortality risk among individuals with autism is twice as high as the general population, in large part due to drowning and other accidents.
- Currently there is no cure for autism, though with early intervention and treatment, the diverse symptoms related to autism can be greatly improved and in some cases completely overcome.
Find out about The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence's Children & Youth Services.