The 4th annual Autism Awareness Walk will be held in Concord on Saturday April 22nd from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm (Rain or Shine!) . This is a great opportunity to get some exercise and walk with families, friends, individuals with Autism and other community members to raise awareness about the increasing prevalence of autism and the need for increased support services for individuals in our community. This worthwhile event is co-sponsored by the Adaptive Learning Center and the Transition Options Program (TOPS) through Mt. Diablo Adult Education. Both organizations provide support and services for individuals with neuro-developmental disabilities, Asperger’s and High Functioning Autism.
A $25 registration fee ($15.00 for individuals with disabilities) will provide each participant with a custom t-shirt designed by an individual with autism. The route is just under two miles and begins at the Loma Vista Adult Center (1266 San Carlos Ave, Concord). It includes a mid-point stop for refreshments at The Adaptive Learning Center Community Garden (3227 Clayton Rd, Concord).
The Adaptive Learning Center is a non-profit organization in Concord, serving individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities. For the past 28 years ALC has been making a difference in the lives of many people, providing programs and supports to enable their clients to live and work independently in the community. ALC facilitates growth and achievement of clients, through education, structured activities, vocational and independent living support.