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Support, Networking The Goal Of Saturday’s Autism Walk

Spencer, Iowa — An area support group for families whose children have autism is holding their first event this Saturday in Spencer.

The Northwest Iowa Autism Network is a support network for families in Northwest Iowa who have been touched by Autism. They are organizing “In It Together: Autism Walk,” which is this Saturday, May 5th, at the Clay County Fairgrounds – Tower Gate Pavilion on the east side. This event is for families with children on the Spectrum, as well as families who support them.

Organizers say close to 700 people are signed up for the event. They say that “we are all in this together,” and if your child doesn’t deal well with the crowd and “has a meltdown,” it’s OK. Everyone at the event “gets it.”

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the walk will begin at 10:00. A freewill donation lunch and activities will follow until noon.

Proceeds will benefit additional resources for families and caregivers in the form of speaking engagements, group meetings, and other ways in which families can most benefit.

You can pre-register HERE  and get a free t-shirt for the event.

Northwest Iowa Autism Network was formed this year by people working in the human services field who saw a need for additional resources for families receiving autism services. Through the first “In It Together: Autism Walk,” they say their goal is to bring families together to form a supportive network.

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