Autism Speaks Canada Walk: London 2018
Walk goal of $28,000.00
Campaign Fundraising Goal: $20,000.00
|When: Sunday, June 10, 2018||Registration Begins: 10:00 am|
|Where: Budweiser Gardens||Official Walk Start: 11:00 am|
|Address: Parking Lot, 99 Dundas St, London, ON (Directions)|
|Walk Distance: 1-3 km|
Local Walk Ambassador: Jett Birch
Our son, Jett, was diagnosed with autism at the age of 18 months. We were so happy to have it address and not looked over at such an early age. With the help of IBI and ABA, some of his more severe behaviours became quite manageable.
Now at the age of 10, he is a happy child who loves music, playing in the water and is fascinated with electronics. While still mostly non-verbal, Jett is able to communicate his wants and needs mainly from words and phrases he has learned through listening to the world around him, apps on his tablet, television shows and songs.
Jett enjoys going to school with other children like himself. His teachers, aides and peers, from day one, have shown so much patience and compassion, that it has helped him excel in all areas. He especially enjoys participating in the annual Special Olympics.
Our whole family is very honoured to help spread awareness by being this years ambassador.
The Walk includes fun activities, performers and snacks, before and after the Walk. Arrive early to give yourself lots of time to visit and enjoy the event with your family and friends!
Upon arrival at your Walk, please proceed to Registration to submit your cash and cheque donations with your pledge form(s). Ensure that your pledge form is clearly labeled with your name and team name (if part of a team) to ensure that you and your team receive recognition for all donations collected.
Be sure to visit the Resource Fair area to learn more about the services and programs that are available in your community. Resource Fairs are a part of our signature Walks. Please contact your Regional Field Staff for more information or to inquire about a Resource Fair at your Walk.
The Autism Speaks Canada Walk event will commence with the opening ceremonies where all participants are invited to gather near the stage for presentations, stories, and fundraising updates. The Walk begins with an official countdown from the stage.