What is Autism and how Many are affected?
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences. It is considered a spectrum disorder because each is an individual, like a puzzle piece, with some being affected more than others. Current Statistics show that one in 68 children are born with Autism with the Majority being boys.
The Autism Society of Hawaii is having a walk?
Yes, We are having our First Annual Walk for Autism and Resource Fair this Saturday, April 28th, at Ala Moana Beach Park's Magic Island. Registration and Resource Fair will begin at 7 am and the walk, which is approximately a 5K walk will begin at 8 am, we will have fun for the entire family as well, with a DJ, Live Performances from "Gordon Freitas and Local Folk Band" and Kawika Kahiapo, Games at all resource Booths, bounce houses and more.
Does all the money raised stay in Hawaii?
Yes, 100% of the proceeds will stay in Hawaii to benefit the families here. We have Board members on Kauai and Hawaii Island for better outreach to those islands and we are looking for a board member to represent Maui, Molokai, and Lanai as well, so we can better assist the families there
How can people sign up for the walk?
Go to www.AutismSocietyofHawaii.org