Autism York’s annual Autism Expo & Walk for Autism, held on Saturday, September 10, 2016, was a huge success! Once again, we were blessed with a BEAUTIFUL day to hold this AMAZING event! DONATIONS ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED: DONATE TO AUTISM YORK.
The funds raised will enable Autism York to continue to provide social events, monthly support meetings, teen and adult meet-up groups, a lending library, and resource directories and transition planning guides – all at low or no cost for individuals and families who are living with ASD!
The Autism Expo included 31 autism related exhibitors for families to peruse, featuring local service providers and autism awareness merchandise. We were excited to welcome a number of adults on the autism spectrum who were proud to showcase their handmade items and innovative ideas!
The Expo provided numerous family fun opportunities including exquisite face painting, creative balloon sculptors, visits by authentic Star Wars characters, and new this year, Bob the Critter Guy! The returning Family Fun Zone featured six fun inflatables and a craft area, and was enjoyed by all!
We are constantly amazed at the number of individuals and teams that come out to support us through the Walk for Autism! This year we had 53 registered teams including many returning teams and a host of new ones! It was great to see so many different teams and all of their personalized walk team t-shirts coming out to support the mission of Autism York in our community.
A HUGE THANK YOU to all who walked, donated, volunteered, sponsored, and attended this event. This is the only fundraising event Autism York holds for itself, so your support is all the more appreciated!
A SPECIAL thanks to our sponsors, exhibitors and to our food and entertainment vendors! This event truly would not be possible without each and every one of you!
"The Expo is how we found out about Hanover programs, and it’s good to be in a social environment with families in the same condition!" ~Wilson Family.
"Thank you for having this event. My son and I had a blast!" ~Jamie G.
"Really like this event, and we come every year. It’s great to see all the vendors and get information! ~Melinda G.
"What a wonderful event! I had not gone for a few years. Thought it was great to see all the people walking for the special children." - Karen E.
"It’s our first year. It’s amazing! Great to see all the kids and vendors!" ~Lee Family
"Everything is so great and we’re having a good time supporting autism with the Walk. We come every year!" ~Reinoso Family
53 teams participated in our Walk for Autism fundraiser. We wish to thank everyone who walked and raised money to support the mission of Autism York!
Special recognition goes to the following teams who received trophies:
1st place – Aubrey's Angels
2nd place - Team Charlie
3rd place – Team Ben's Bullfrogs
4th Place – Team Addyson
5th Place – Chase’s Awareness Chasers
6th Place – Team NrGize
Congratulations to the following Raffle winners!
American Girl Doll – Jacob C.
Lebo Skin Care – Penny H.
Smoothie King – Mary E.
Dutch Apple Dinner Theater – ticket #383592
Bowling Night Out – Liz S.
Baking Bonanza – Katie S.
Workout Basket – Tiffany
Windchimes – S. Sobzack
York Revolution – Kathy C.
Starbucks - Angie G.
Hershey – Jayla W.
Cookbooks – Gabe C.
Farm to Freezer – Desiree I.
Autism Artwork – Donna S.
Wine Basket – Donna S.
Star Wars – Colin R.
Turkey Hill Experience – Rena O.
Naylor Winery – Sam S.
Family Game Night – Kimberely R.
NrGize Lifestyle Café – Jesse
Spa Day – Penny H.
Yoga Bag – Rachael S.
Supplement Basket – Jennel J.
Cake Decorating – Jacob C.
Texas Roadhouse – Leroy
Scentsy #1 – Rachael S.
Scentsy #2 – Jerrod
Protein Basket – Jacob C.
Handmade Autism Blanket – Jacob C.
“Yes” to a Night Out – Kelly G.
Leapfrog Epic – Franklin B.
Racquetball – Rob H.
50/50 Raffle – Candy L.
Congratulations to the following raffle winners!
Star Wars Extravaganza - William S.
Light Up Razor Scooter - Sarah D.
Autism Painting - Tammy G.
Starbucks Love - Damian L.
Kids Fun in the Sun - Janque S.
Italian Chef - JP M.
Perfectly Pampering - Mara K.
Brinkman Grill/Smoker - Angie B.
York Revolution - Tiffany L.
Family Fun Pack - Tim Y.
Left Bank - Sandy W.
Turkey Hill Experience - Janque S.
Dutch Apple Dinner Theater - Nichole B
Maize Quest - Shanna S.
Xbox 360 Bundle - Wendy S.
Cozy Up with a Kindle Fire - Paige H.
Honey Run Golf - Jane M.
Thirty One Picnic Pack - Angela A.
Baking Bonanza - Terry R.
Naylor Winery - Randy H.
Autism Scarf and Plaque - Alexis W.
Tapenade Bistro - Shelly T.