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Autism Speaks walk
Yesterday 6:00 PM

The subject of a post from yesterday was Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania also being home to an annual Autism Speaks Walk.

To the northwest, the Autism Society of Oregon is a Multnomah County, Oregon-based nonprofit that provides resources, education, and advocacy for individuals affected by Autism. This includes children with Autism Spectrum Disorders...
Quote:The Autism Society of Oregon (ASO) is hosting its 14th Annual Autism Walk on Sunday, April 17th at Oaks Park during Autism Awareness Month. This is the largest autism event held in Oregon. The Portland Autism Walk draws [many individuals from the area]. The Walk raises autism awareness and appreciation, builds community ties, [and] features community resources...

The Autism Walk will be held at Oaks Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, in [Multnomah County]. The Walk is approximately one-half (1/2) mile in length and fully accessible. There are also many ...autism-friendly activities, including ...Sensory Area, Crafts Area, raffles, Star Wars characters in movie-quality costumes, over 40 community resource exhibitors ...and a Quiet Area. Discount ride bracelets for Oaks Park are available for purchase...

Registration and fun begins at 9:00 a.m., the Walk starts at 10:45 a.m. and Oaks Park rides open at 11:30 a.m. Registration fees are ...$12 for children [from the age of 3], and group discounts apply. Children ages 2 and under are free. Registration includes an event t-shirt, designed by a local member of the autism community.

...All services ...provided [by the Autism Society of Oregon are] without cost, and there are no membership fees.

All proceeds from the Autism Walk remain in Oregon to fund programs in Oregon ...Programs include “Take a Break on ASO” ...Workshops throughout the state of topics important to the autism community, a comprehensive and informative website at http://www.AutismSocietyOregon.org, Information and Referral Program ...and more.

Here is a link to a video of photos from the Autism Society of Oregon's Walk from two-and-a-half years ago: https://www.facebook.com/160750369283759...1902331774

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