SAVE THE DATE! The 2016 Autism Expo & Walk for Autism will take place April 9th 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Central York High School.
Autism York’s annual Autism Expo & Walk for Autism, held April 11th, was a huge success! Once again, we were blessed with a BEAUTIFUL day to hold this AMAZING event! DONATIONS ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED: CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO A 2015 TEAM
The combined event raised over $85,000, exceeding last year’s earnings! These funds will enable Autism York to continue to provide social events, monthly support meetings, teen and adult meet-up groups, outreach opportunities, a lending library, and resource directories and transition planning guides – all at low or no price for individuals and families who are living with ASD! Additionally, these funds will allow us to host award winning author and presenter, Dr. Jed Baker, this fall for and all-day, low cost workshop.
The Autism Expo included 50 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 for this year, a photo booth, and Star Wars Blast-A-Trooper! The new Family Fun Zone featured five 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 over 75 registered teams! 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, and attended the event. A SPECIAL thanks to our sponsors, exhibitors, and food and entertainment vendors! This event would not be possible without each and every one of you!!!
"One of the best this year! We walked 5 miles, met some new vendors and ran into people we haven't seen in ages. A very blessed day indeed!!!! Thank you ALWAYS for your support, help, guidance and countless hours of amazing hands at work. You are awesome!!!!!” - Kris K.
"It was a wonderful day and my son LOVED Mickey Mouse!” - Ashley S.
"Thank you so much for adding the medals and smaller trophies this year. I am so proud to wear the medal.” - Caleb K.
“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.
75 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:
FRIENDS & FAMILY TEAMS:
1st place – Aubrey's Angels
2nd place - Team Charlie
3rd place – Team Dejah
1st place - Mrs. P's Puzzle Partners
2nd place - Dover Dynamite
3rd place - Why Not Greenhouses
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.