St. Lawrence NYSARC hosting Autism Awareness Walk Sept. 11
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 5:21 am

CANTON - St. Lawrence NYSARC is holding a walk to promote awareness of autism spectrum disorders at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Canton Park on Main Street.

The Autism Awareness Walk is a non-competitive walk to promote education about autism and support services offered by St. Lawrence NYSARC for children and young adults with autism.

Walkers who raise $50 or more will receive a free Autism Awareness Walk t-shirt, while supplies last. The first 300 registered participants will get a free gift bag.

To register in advance for the walk contact Team NYSARC Coordinator Susan Freego at 386-3529 or sfreego@slnysarc.org.

Same-day registration begins at 9 a.m. Forms can be found online at www.slnysarc.org.

The event is hosted by Team NYSARC and Community Bank with sponsors Mix 96.1, Sullivan’s Office Supply/Season’s Gift Shop, the Relph Agency, Kinney Drugs Foundation, and Elks Lodge #2074.

Mix 96.1 will broadcast live from the park during the Walk. There will be attendance from community organizations including the Potsdam Elks Lodge Drug Awareness Trailer, Parent to Parent, and St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Dare and Child ID programs.

St. Lawrence NYSARC’s Children and Youth Program provides individualized services for people with developmental disabilities from six to 22 years old with a specialization in autism spectrum disorders. For more information, contact Nancy Davis at 379-9531 or ndavis@slnysarc.org.