Posted by: smofadmin | October 13, 2009

Kansas City Walk Now for Autism Speaks

P1020448On a very cold and blustery October Saturday, nearly 5,000 people walked at Kansas Speedway, for the Kansas City Walk Now for Autism Speaks. The second annual event, which raised $170,000, centered on the theme of advocacy and transition. New this year was a Teen Tent that included activities focused on social skills with peers for the 13 to 21 year olds in attendance and “Taste of Support.” “Taste of Support”, an initiative by local restaurants that support the ASD community, provided tasty treats, gluten-free snacks and other healthy fare. The ABCnD Sensory Tent and the Legends Express Train were even bigger and better than last year.

This was a true bi-state effort as Kansas State Sen. Tim Owens (R-District 8) and Missouri State Rep. Jason Grill (D-District 32) encouraged the crowd that this is the year Kansas and Missouri would pass bills for insurance coverage. Also in attendance were Kansas State Sen. Karin Brownlee (R-District 23) and Missouri State Rep. Jeff Grisamore (R-District 47), who mingled with the crowd.

Congratulations to top fundraising teams Avery is Amazing and Aerotek for Anna. Read more about the Walk here and become a fan of the Kansas City Walk Now for Autism Speaks on Facebook.


  1. This is my little girl from the 2009 Walk @ KS Speedway! She is so proud! And, of course, so are we!

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