Sunday May 20, 2012 a large crowd of inspired Georgians will walk 1.5 miles to raise money for Autism Research. Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism, and to advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
The walk will take place at Atlantic Station in the Pinnacle Lot. Gates open at 8 a.m. with opening ceremonies starting at 9:10 and the walk will commence at 9:40. The walk will be followed by a performance by 10 Miles of Blue to celebrate the accomplishments and future success of the group. In the children’s area at 11 and 11:30 Neil Shulman M.D. will perform “What’s in a Doctor’s bag?” for the kids. There will be a raffle and lots of fun memories to be had at Atlantic Station this upcoming weekend.
If you are unavailable to walk for the cause this weekend, donations to support the walkers is available on the website. Sign up as an individual or with a team to walk on the day of the event. Everyone in any age group is welcome and invited to sign up and participate.
was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright. The organization originally received its funding from a generous donation by their close friend Bernie Marcus when he donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since 2005, Autism Speaks has grown to the nations largest autism science ad advocacy organization dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism. For more information on the walk check out http://bit.ly/Ix4QJF
. To see more information on Autism Speaks look at their website: http://www.autismspeaks.org/
Cumberland Academy of Georgia, Inc. provides a tailored learning experience for students with high functioning Asperger’s Syndrome, children on the Autism Spectrum, Learning Disabilities, and ADD/ADHD. With a low student-to-teacher ration, Cumberland Academy is designed for the needs of many students who do not learn well in traditional settings. Cumberland Academy of Georgia is fully accredited and addresses the student’s academic, emotional and social concerns through nurturing, innovative and challenging programs. Check out Cumberland Academy’s website for more information: http://www.cumberlandacademy.org/