Participants gear up for walk to raise funding for Autism SA

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AS PART of Autism Awareness month, the annual Autism Big walk in aid of Autism South Africa (ASA) will take place next Friday.

CREATING AWARENESS: The annual Autism Big walk will take place next Friday as part of Autism Awareness Month and in aid of Autism South Africa. Pictured are some of the participants from last year’s awareness walk

“The big walk is aimed at raising awareness for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder [ASD],” ASA representative, Africa Antoinette Bruce-Alexander said.

The walk will start and end at the Lifesaver’s Shack on the East London Esplanade and all are welcome to participate.

“The big walk is open to all schools, businesses and individuals. We also invite special needs schools to join in,” Bruce-Alexander said.

There is no entry fee, but donations for Autism South Africa will be appreciated. The only set requirement is that you wear blue to show your support for autism.

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The walk will start at 10am sharp next Friday. “The dates are specifically chosen to fall within the school term so that schools can participate,” Bruce-Alexander said.

Last year 300 adults and children supported the event and decorated the street with a splash of bright blue.

This year Bruce-Alexander hopes more people will support and help to spread awareness for people with ASD.

“It’s a beautiful event and we have a lot of fun,” Bruce-Alexander said.

For more information please contact Antoinette Bruce-Alexander at easterncape@autismsouthafrica.org

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