NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The 24th annual Walk and Festival for Autism is coming to the North Haven Fairgrounds this Sunday. News 8’s own Meteorologist Joe Furey will act as this year’s celebrity emcee.
Board President of Autism Services and Resources Connecticut Julie Hipp tells us how you can get involved on Sunday, May 23.
The in-person event will follow local and federal COVID-19 protocols. The event will include a short walk with three staggered start times, food trucks, a classic car show, a raffle, and other socially distanced entertainment.
“Last year we held a virtual event and it was not the same,” said Hipp. “Some of our teams have been walking for 10, 15, even 20 years. They have become a family. We are making sure to follow all COVID-19 guidelines to ensure all participants are safe to give our families a day out they so desperately deserve after the past year.”
Autism Services and Resources Connecticut provides services, supports, and resources to families and individuals living with autism, as well as to the educators, medical and therapeutic professionals, and community providers who work with them.
The ASRC Walk for Autism was the first walk benefiting individuals living with autism and their families in the state of Connecticut.
One hundred percent of the funds raised at Sunday’s event stay in Connecticut.