Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Those in the Boston area:

For those in the Boston area, from Autism Speaks.

Greater Boston Walk Now for Autism 2008Sunday, October 19, 2008Suffolk Downs, East Boston, MA Just 6 weeks until we join together at Suffolk Downs Race Track for the Greater Boston Walk Now for Autism. If you have not yet registered for the big event, please go to Registration/Check-in is at 9 am and the Walk will begin at 10:30 am. Registering prior to the Walk means that you will receive very helpful materials and full support from our staff and also helps us to plan for enough food and supplies for everyone. You are also eligible to win fantastic prizes at the Walk – IF you have registered by October 15th.

Back to School - A new School Community Tool Kit is availableYour child’s school is the perfect place to spread the word about the Walk. Ask the special education director if you may send home a Walk brochure with each student. Ask teachers to form their own Walk team and represent the school’s pride. Raise awareness by directing school staff to the new School Community Tool Kit which can be easily downloaded at:
With the support of the school community – the teachers, administrators, aides, office staff, bus drivers, nurses, custodians, peers and parents -- students with autism can make great strides and become valued members of a student body.Visit and see what else is new. There are so many wonderful resources, articles, breaking news information and more. Be sure to sign up for E-Speaks, the Autism Speaks electronic newsletter.

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