Autism Community Walk Works for You


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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