Autism Speaks DC Walk

Please consider participation in the Autism Speaks DC Walk on Saturday, October 7 at the JFK Hockey Field on the National Mall.  There are many different levels and forms of participation, as follows:


  • Form a team—I am hoping that you will consider forming a team of walkers who raise funds individually and as a group.  This year, the incentive at the $150 level is a specially-designed Tommy Hilfiger t-shirt (he is on our national board!).  All you need to do is register a team captain at and then recruit others to register on your team.  Everyone gets a personal web page to personalize and use to send out emails…very easy!
  • Promote the walk—Please help us spread the word about the walk.  We want to reach parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, colleagues, neighbors, acquaintances…everyone who loves and cares for people with autism and their families.  You can post our flyers, send out an announcement in your newsletter, or ask for a speaker to come from Autism Speaks for a “Lunch and Learn” program.  

Autism Speaks is the world’s leading science and advocacy organization, and our mission is to enhance lives today and accelerate a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.  In the next decade, we have aggressive objectives including improving the transition to adulthood, being a catalyst for research breakthroughs, and increasing global understanding & acceptance of autism.

The Walk is central to us achieving our objectives.  It is our signature event, raising more than 50% of the revenue we need each year.   This year’s walk will be sensory-friendly.  Instead of clapping and shouting, we will shake pom-poms.  Our finish line will be bubbles.  This will truly be a place where families will feel comfortable bringing their children.

Please feel free to contact me by email at  or by calling 202.510.7533 if you have any questions.

Thank you for your consideration and support.  I hope to see you at the Walk!