Autism Speaks Canada Walk: Guelph 2017
|Campaign Fundraising Goal: $4,000.00|
|When: Sunday, June 4, 2017||Registration Starts: 10:00 am|
|Where: University of Guelph - The Arboretum||Walk Starts: 11:30 am|
|Address: College Ave. East, Guelph, ON (Directions)||Event Closes: 02:00 pm|
|Walk Distance: 3 km|
Local Walk Ambassador: Jackson
Jackson is a beautiful 6 year old boy who is very affectionate, happy, funny and very intelligent. Jackson started showing signs as young as 2 and was diagnosed with Autism when he was 4 years old. Since his diagnosis, Jackson became heavily involved with Kids Ability and has been receiving intensive behaviour therapy for 5 hours a day, 3 days a week as well as speech once a week. The changes in Jackson have been amazing and he has gone from being non-verbal to speaking in full sentences and reading books. He had always been a happy, easy-going child, despite having some major curveballs thrown in the family’s direction over the last 5 years. He is currently in Senior Kindergarten and enjoys swimming, reading and watching car videos on YouTube. Jackson takes after his late Grandfather with his love for cars and we can see him in a career that involves them.
Jackson continues to amaze those around him by the determined way he faces these challenges and his new strides that he takes on a weekly basis. We are proud to have been involved with Autism Speaks Canada Walk for the last 3 years and Jackson’s team, Jackson’s Journey is looking forward to growing and spreading more awareness. As he emerges as a fantastic advocate for himself and his peers, he looks forward to his role as the 2017 Guelph Walk Ambassador and using this opportunity to share his story and compassion with others.
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.
Guelph Resource Fair:
Click here for a Resource Fair application form.
National Snack Sponsors: