The 2008 Georgia Walk for Autism, set for April 12, 2008 in Atlantic Station, will benefit two organizations – Autism Speaks and The Marcus Institute – together dedicated to increasing awareness of the growing autism epidemic. Autism is a developmental disability that is rising in prevalence with alarming speed. It is estimated that 10,000 children in the state of Georgia are affected by autism, a disorder of unknown origin that has no known cure. The Walk for Autism is one of some 60 Walks held around the country, but Georgia’s is the only one benefiting both research (Autism Speaks) and treatment (Marcus Institute).
Each and every Walk for Autism participant, whether a co-chair, a committee member, a team captain, a walker or a donor, plays a critical role by championing the cause to advance and accelerate autism education, advocacy, awareness and research. For more information on participating in Atlanta’s Walk for Autism, please visit www.walknowforautism.org/georgia.