_ The 2020 Autism Awareness Walk-a-thon:
Benifiting autism awareness to give those diagnosed with hope and those that have not yet been diagnosed an oportunity to recieve help. Proceeds will go towards Autism Speaks which helps raise awareness and fund programs to better assist those who have been diagnosed.
In 2018 the CDC determined that approximately 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
1 in 37 boys
1 in 151 girls
Boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls.
Most children were still being diagnosed after age 4, though autism can be reliably diagnosed as early as age 2.
31% of children with ASD have an intellectual disability (intelligence quotient [IQ] <70), 25% are in the borderline range (IQ 71–85), and 44% have IQ scores in the average to above average range (i.e., IQ >85).
Autism affects all ethnic and socioeconomic groups.
Event details and schedule
Please come prepared to walk on a trail that is not paved. This means closed toed shoes are highly recommended! It would also be a good idea to bring sun screen, bug spray, and water! To check in upon arrival you will need to have your registration code from your confirmation email and a valid government issued ID.
Parking will be $10 at Audubon Elementary School on Merritt Island. The start line for the walk and the run will be from behind the school so this is the best place to park!
-) 2020 race registration is open • Registration Information