Autism Speaks Canada Walk: Ottawa 2017

Presented by:

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Campaign Walk Goal: $50,000.00 Campaign Fundraising Goal: $49,500.00

Congratulations and thank to our walkers, corporate partners, volunteers and supporters for making this year’s Walk a success!

The Ottawa Walk raised $73,899 and counting….exceeding its campaign goal of $50,000! (148% of goal)

Although the Walk has taken place, the website will remain open for fundraising. Everyone can still receive the Walk t-shirt when they raise $150 before July 31, 2017. All cash and cheques should be forwarded to Autism Speaks Canada 2450 Victoria Park Avenue, Toronto, ON, M2J 4A2

 

Local Walk Ambassador: Noah

NoahNoah is 3 years old and non verbal. Noah is the middle child in our family, he has an older sister Ashley and Nathan his younger brother. Noah is an extremely funny, happy, energetic little boy who has a certain something about him that can just about brighten anyone's day. Noah absolutely loves Thomas the tank engine. He enjoys colouring, music, books, climbing and running.

Noah was diagnosed on the spectrum at 2 1/2 years old after we had some concerns noticing he wasn't meeting certain milestones in language, communication and social areas of development. We were fortunate to be put into contact with an amazing team of professionals at a clinic in Ottawa called emerging minds and that's were Noah officially got his diagnosis of ASD. We learned so many new skills and were able to have a better understanding of autism. Working with this amazing team and applying the skills we learned has made such a positive difference on Noah's journey.

In September Noah started at Making Connections Nursery School in Ottawa and he absolutely enjoys his time spent there with his wonderful, caring, dedicated teachers and therapists and continues to make progress. He is also making new friends and on occasion will interact with his peers.

Teamnoah is honoured to have Noah as the 2017 Ottawa walk ambassador and to take part in this wonderful event. We are happy to continue to raise awareness and look forward to seeing you all on the walk.

 

Walk Day

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 Walk Manager for more information or to inquire about a Resource Fair at your Walk.

The Walk Now for Autism Speaks Canada 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.

 

Ottawa Resource Fair:

  • Equity Financial Services
  • Proset Autism Organization
  • Kathleen Rooney
  • Achieve Therapy Centre
  • The Portia Learning Centre
  • ABCommunication Speech Therapy
  • Fashion Stylist Muriel Henry with Park Lane Jewellery
  •  ABA Connections
  • Special Finds
  • Horizon Educational Consulting
  • Ottawa Speech Language Services
  • Ottawa Police Service
 
  • Ottawa Art Therapy Inc.
  •  Atelier 'Ohana Hair Studio
  • Ottawa Therapy Dogs
  • Citizen Advocacy Group

Click here for a Resource Fair application form.


Local Sponsors:

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National Snack Sponsors:

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National Sponsors:

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