Today at Blair County Ball Park in Central PA, there was a Walk Now For Autism Speaks community walk to raise funds for Autism research. The energy and enthusiasm for this project was contagious. It is now an annual event with this being the sixth year. Family teams, corporate teams, individual walkers, agencies, organizations, and even Virtual Walkers participated!
In our last post we noted the high rate of Autism in children today: a shocking 1 in 110 children is diagnosed. A new case is diagnosed every 20 minutes. There is no medical detection or cure for Autism.
Here is a video of some pre-walk conversations and the start of the walk around Blair County Ball Park.
Here is a link to our previous article: Autism Awareness.