Walk for Autism-Charleston is a not for profit organization which raises funds to help many special children struggling with autism. Our primary goal is to fund scholarships for these families to help pay for the treatment and intervention of autism through behavioral and relational development programs. The Walk is held during the month of April to celebrate Autism Awareness month, too.
It is a family friendly walk through historic Hampton Park, with free refreshments, live music, jump castles, silent auction, autism merchandise, haircuts by Great Clips, and therapy dogs. Sponsors will be there with information about autism and activities for the entire family.
Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:00 a.m. Come join us to learn more about autism and help the growing number of children challenged by the disorder.
“Usually, taking a child diagnosed with autism out in public is no walk in the park…. Now imagine a city park, filled with hundreds and hundreds of children on the autism spectrum, gathered together. It can only be described with one word… beautiful.” ~ Sarena James
How to Get Involved
First: Decide to support Walk for Autism-Charleston and the ever growing number of children diagnosed with Autism by getting involved in our annual Walk for Autism-Charleston held every April at Hampton Park.
Second: Determine if you want to take out a collection sheet to raise funds in honor of someone you love, someone you work with or someone you know. There is a form on the website to download a collection sheet.
Third: Come celebrate at our annual walk event. Bring a friend; one who is interested, but never asks. Look for posters in local businesses as the date draws closer. Also, look for Autism related public service announcements, commercials and special programming on local and cable networks.