The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

1st Annual Wahkiakum Autism Walk set for April 13


March 14, 2019

Join students, friends and family members for the 1st Annual Wahkiakum Autism Walk on Saturday, April 13 at the Wahkiakum High School track in Cathlamet. Starting at 10 a.m., participants can choose from a 5K or 1K walk.

The purpose of the walk is to raise funds for a sensory room and pathways for children with Autism and special needs in Wahkiakum. Sensory rooms provide a safe place for children with special needs to go to calm or stimulate their senses. Indoor Sensory pathways for Autism, ADHD, and ADD students help to increase cognitive functioning and reduce sensory seeking behaviors. The CDC estimate that about 1 in 59 children have been identified with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) by age eight (CDC 2014). Students can get sponsors for each lap or for completing the walk. Local businesses and families are also encouraged to sponsor or make a donation. Participants must pre-register in order to ensure receipt of a T-shirt.

Pick up pre-registration and/or sponsorship forms from the Wahkiakum school offices, via Facebook or by emailing

For more information contact Sarah Lawrence at or 360-839-7182.


Reader Comments(0)


Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2020

Rendered 01/26/2021 08:03