2014 Golden Hat Walk for Autism
"It's wonderful to be part of a community dedicated to improving the future for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. As a volunteer, I am a part of something that is positive and selfless. We're doing it to help everyone with ASD reach their goals and follow their dreams. It's a feel good thing, but its more than that – it's my child's future that's at stake...The world can learn so much by working to understand, accept, and embrace people no matter what their challenges or circumstances are."
- Karin S., Golden Hat volunteer, donor, and mother of an incredible teenager on the autism spectrum.
The Golden Hat Walk for Autism is a fun and upbeat family event focused on autism acceptance, embracing differences and celebrating strengths. We couldn't be more excited to be organizing the second annual Golden Hat Walk for Autism event scheduled for Saturday, May 17 at the Dell Diamond in Austin, TX (if you don't live in the area, don't stop reading just yet). To learn more about what this event is about and how it's different, check out the press release. With how busy most of us are, especially parents with children on the autism spectrum, it's hard to find opportunities to give back to the causes we care about that are flexible and provide easy ways to contribute.
With a rapidly rising autism prevalence rate and more than 500,000 individuals with ASD entering adulthood within the next 15 years in the U.S. alone, we need your help now more than ever. Whether you are a parent, student, professional, autistic advocate, someone who just wants to give back or all of the above, we need your help to fill severe service gaps and to continue our unique awareness initiatives focused on changing negative stigmas and highlighting capabilities of those on the autism spectrum. The best part is, the Golden Hat Walk for Autism offers opportunities to give back that fit even the busiest schedules. Here's the scoop: