The Austin Autism Speaks Walk is back and bringing together the autism community to support one another and fuel the Autism Speaks mission. This year, the Austin Autism Speaks will be held both in person at Concordia University and virtually, on Saturday, November 6, 2021. The Walk program – including the mission moment you love – will bring the community together, promote acceptance and raise vital funds for people with autism.
** Interviews available with participants, Autism Speaks leadership and local families **
Everyone is encouraged to participate. Whether you have autism, love someone who does, or are looking to support a diverse, accepting and kind community – you’re invited!
We will also be joined by former NFL player, Joe Barksdale, who will be our emcee and performing after the walk.
The Austin Walk will be held on Saturday, November 6th at the following location:
11400 Concordia University Drive
Austin, TX 78726
8:00 a.m. – Registration
9:00 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies
9:15-9:30 a.m. – Walk Start
11:30 a.m. – Event Ends
Based on your local guidelines or personal preference, you can find an event in your community or go remote and assemble friends, family and a community of support virtually. Go to autismspeaks.org/walk to learn more.
In the US, autism affects 1 in 54 children and 1 in 45 adults. Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for people with autism and their families. Last year alone we aided more than 4.1 million autistic people and their families in a variety of ways. The Walk raises vital funds that empower us to provide crucial resources, research, advocacy and support to meet urgent needs today and create a kinder, more inclusive world where every person with autism can reach their full potential.
Autism Speaks Walk events are tailored to fit local needs in each community, but our goal remains the same: to come together, even while participating remotely, to raise funds to support people with autism and their families.
To join the conversation on social by finding @autismspeaks on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter and using #AutismSpeaksWalk.
For interview requests, images and more information, contact Amy Helgeson at 407-212-8531 or [email protected]