Press Release

Walk for Autism

Walk for Autism – April 27, 2014

Please join us to Walk for Autism on April 27, 2014. The Autism Society of Maine is the only statewide agency who helps families and adults with information and referrals. The prevalence rate of autism is 1 in 68. April is Autism Awareness Month and many activities have been planned. The walks will be held at University of New England in Biddeford, University College of Augusta in Bangor, Farmington Fairgrounds in Farmington and Presque Isle Middle School in Presque Isle. Each walk will have

T-shirts, various snacks, face painting, and local fire departments. Getting families involved with their local communities is a big part of our walks; they meet other families and have the opportunity to be part of a bigger picture. The walk will start at 12 noon with over 1200 participates. You can register online listed below or onsite.

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Many people ask what the ribbon stands for: The puzzle pattern on this ribbon reflects the mystery and complexity of autism. The different colors and shapes represent the diversity of the people and families living with this disorder. The brightness of the ribbons signals hope-hope through research and in the increasing awareness of people like you.

Those interested in learning more about autism can visit the Autism Society of Maine at 72B Main Street, Winthrop.

The Autism Society of Maine provides education and resources to support the valued lives of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.