Greater Morris Area And North Central NJ Kick Off Autism Speaks Walk


Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, plans to hold the 2016 Greater Morris Area and North Central NJ Autism Speaks Walk on Sat., Oct. 8 in Morristown, or the North Central NJ Walk on Sun., Oct.16 at

Nomahegan Park in Cranford.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.

To RSVP and to learn more visit https://events.autismspeaks.org/zoo

The kick-off dinner was held Thurs., July 28, at Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange.

Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders – autism spectrum disorders – caused by a combination of genes and environmental influences. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by communication difficulties, social and behavioral challenges, and repetitive behaviors. An estimated 1 in 68 children in the U.S. is on the autism spectrum.

Autism Speaks Walk is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds in the autism community. This grassroots movement is powered by people on the autism spectrum, their families and friends, service providers, schools, businesses and local volunteers. Walkers advocate and take action for the diverse needs of the autism community. Their efforts help generate funds that fuel innovative research and make connections to critical lifelong supports and services.

Join the movement today. Register for an Autism Speaks Walk at www.AutismSpeaks.org/Walk.

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