The Impact of The Imagine Walk
Over the years, The Autism Project's Imagine Walk has raised over $1 million to directly fund therapeutic programming for children, teens, and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their families, and the many professionals and community members who work to support them.
1:59 children are diagnosed with ASD. Your donations to the Imagine Walk allow The Autism Project to grow and keep up with the rapidly increasing need for ASD resources and programming in our state and ensure that we can accommodate every family that turns to us for assistance.
When & Where We Walk
The Autism Project hosts our annual Imagine Walk & Family Fun Day for Autism on the last Sunday in April, in Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick, RI.
The Walk is followed by a Family Fun Day event that offers free activities designed for children and teens with ASD and their families, including:
- a reptile show
- an obstacle course
- a bounce house
- face painting
- arts and crafts
- and more!
We'll be there rain or shine this April, and we hope you will, too!
Why We Walk
The Autism Project reached out to one of our top fundraising teams, Team AlphaSaurus, to ask what the Imagine Walk means to them. Here's what the four incredible moms who co-founded this team had to say:
"Team AlphaSaurus was created in 2014, and since our first Walk, we have raised over $30,000 for The Autism Project! We walk in honor of our sons. Our boys are some of the bravest and strongest little guys we know. They endure hours of much needed therapy and are making progress every day! While none of us as parents planned on this journey called autism, our tour guides sure are cute!"
The outpouring of love and support from our friends and our families is what helps us face the daily challenges that autism brings.
"For this, we are eternally grateful. We are back for our 4th Imagine Walk this year and we know it's going to be AU-some! Please join us on April 30, 2017! It means more than you will ever know!"
This is why Team AlphaSaurus walks. Why do YOU walk?