Autism Community Walk Works for You


The third annual Autism Community Walk and Resource Fair will be held on Saturday, October 20 at beautiful Belmont Lake State Park in Babylon, NY (Exit 38 on the Southern State Parkway). Registration starts at 9 am with the 2.1 mile, flat walk kicking off at 11 am. Activities go through 3 pm. Rain or Shine. Dogs on a leash are welcome. There will be lots of fun activities for kids. Bring a lunch and make a day of it!

The Autism Community Walk, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to address the many unmet needs of people affected by autism and developmental disabilities. Resources are always a pressing need. And our needs are growing: adult housing, research, employment, safety, pre-school services, special education budgets and standards, access to health care, civil rights, Medicaid - all are mightily affected by decision makers, and our families need a strong voice and ongoing representation before New York legislators, the State Regents, and other powerful decision making bodies where our families are rarely heard. We want to assure that there is a strong and consistent voice for people with autism and related disorders and their families. And with your help we will.


New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signing autism health insurance reform legislation with Autism Community Walk founder Michael Smith and his son Alexander Smith.

Autism Community Walk is Different


We share the revenue. Nonprofit organizations that support and provide services to people with autism and developmental disabilities are invited to join us in our unique joint fundraising efforts.

Autism Action Network, Foundation for Autism Information and Research, Talk About Curing Autism NY, Kiwanis of Huntington, Surf for All, Documenting Hope, Self-Advocacy Association of New York State, Friendship Circle, My Kids My Choice, NYAVR and the Jonathan Carey Foundation have all taken advantage of this easy and very low-cost fundraising opportunity. Contact us for more information call us at (516) 382-0081 or email us at info@autismcommunitywalk.org.

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Katie Wright with her son Christian.

Grand Marshall, Katie Wright


Katie Wright is the mother of two boys, Mattias, and Christian. Christian regressed into autism at 2.5 years old. Like many mothers of children with autism, Katie cut short her career as the clinical director of the Sexual Assault Crisis Center in Stamford, Connecticut to care for her son. Katie's parents, Suzanne and Bob Wright, co-founded Autism Speaks in response to Christian's regression.

Katie is a graduate of Boston University, and earned a Masters in Education from Columbia University. Katie received her professional license in counseling psychology in 2000.

Katie and her husband Andreas, are dedicated to working to improve the lives of children and families affected by autism. She serves on the boards of SAFEMINDS and Generation Rescue.


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Participating Organizations








A1 Universal Care
Actionplay
Allprint
Amavi Medspa
Autism Action Network
Backyard Players
Bemer with Dina Check
Best Buddies
Body & Soul Massage with Peggy Butts
CBD Oil of Long Island
Center for Autism Related Disorders
Chapters Rap Radio with Steve Vaccaro
Craig Fischer
Diane Sanpaolo Young Living Essential Oils
Documenting Hope

Family Center for Autism
FAIR Autism Media
Focus for Health Foundation
Happy Tayles
Healthquest Vitamins
Home Depot Kids Workshop
Indian Head Ranch
InnerSource Health
Jonathan Carey Foundation
Kaleigh DeStefano Face Painting
Kiwanis of Huntington
Long Island Greyhound Connection
Mary Pulles Cavanaugh
Mickey Grossman Spiritual Reader
My Kids My Choice

National Autism Association New York Metro Chapter
Naturally Beau Cosmetic Tattoo Studio
New York Alliance for Vaccine Rights
New York Life Insurance
New York State Allies for Public Education
Office for People with Developmental Disabilities
Open Heart Healing with Sasha Todaro
Orkestai Farm
Plus Group Homes
Real Child Center with Mary Coyle
Self-Advocacy Association of NYS
Sisters Marketing
Surf for All
TACA NY
The Vitality Center