Posted by: Autism Speaks | November 19, 2009

Orlando Walk Now for Autism Speaks

The Orlando Walk Now for Autism Speaks took place on Saturday, November 14, in Altamonte Springs, Florida. 3,000 walkers participated in the event, which raised $138,000.

This fifth year Walk took place on a bright and breezy day at a new venue, Cranes Roost Park at Uptown Altamonte.  Autism Speaks was welcomed by the honorable Patricia Bates, the mayor of Altamonte Springs.  Several community figures joined the fun including emcee Keith Landry, Representatives Darren Soto and Steven Precourt, and Chief of Staff for Florida’s Agency for Persons with Disabilities Tamara Demko. Each of them emphasized the importance of Autism Speaks’ mission and their commitment to the autism community.  At the resource fair, participants were able to meet with representatives from over 25 local service providers.

 Many thanks go to Walk Chairs Karen Thompson and Paul Ramirez for the continued success of the event. Read more about the Walk here and become a fan of the Orlando Walk Now for Autism Speaks on Facebook.



  1. hi i wanted to know who i can talk to about helping to add to your fundraising efforts. I am working with Relay for life walks and with Asthma walks and helping their teams raise a lot of money. Can you tell me who contact for the orlando walk or other walks in florida?

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