Wahkiakum Autism Walk set for October 22


September 22, 2022

Join students, friends and family members for the 2nd Annual Wahkiakum Autism Walk on Saturday, October 22 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 continue to raise funds for a sensory room and other educational tools for children with autism and special needs in Wahkiakum schools.

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 estimates that about one in 44 children have been identified with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) by age eight (CDC 2022).

Students can get sponsors for each lap or for completing the walk. Local businesses and families are encouraged to sponsor or make a donation. You must pre-register in order to receive a T-shirt.

Pick up pre-registration and/or sponsorship forms from the Wahkiakum school offices or by emailing walkforautismwah@gmail.com.

For more information contact Sarah Lawrence by email, walkforautismwah@gmail.com or by phone, 360-839-7182.


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