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2023 Autism Acceptance Walk

Join the Autism Society Inland Empire for our 2023 Autism Acceptance Walk!

presented by Easterseals Southern California





Join us for an amazing day of community as we raise funds to improve the lives of children & adults with Autism. Join us as we come together to celebrate our Autism Community! 


The Autism Acceptance Walk is more than just a fundraiser. It is a day of celebration and acceptance as we come together to highlight our Autism community. Whether you've joined us before or this is your first time, your support make a difference!


Register your family, donate, volunteer, or sponsor the Walk today! 


CATHEDRAL CITY

Date: Saturday, November 4th, 2023

Time: 10 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Cathedral City Community Amphitheatre, 68526 Ave Lalo Guerrero, Cathedral City, CA 92234


The Autism Acceptance Walk raises essential funds for Autism Society Inland Empire programs and services for our local Riverside and San Bernardino County families (including the Coachella Valley). This is an excellent opportunity to invite your friends, family, and co-workers to celebrate and bring acceptance to the Autism community!


Each Online PAID Registration receives one (1) entry for a chance to win a door prize! Participants will automatically be entered at the time of Registration. Names will be drawn in person at the Walk. Participants do not have to be present to win (we will mail prize). You MUST Register online by November 1st to be eligible. On-site Registrations are NOT eligible.




******** ONLINE REGISTRATION HAS ENDED! ******** 

We will have on-site Registration at the Walk on Saturday, November 4th.


Registration Pricing on the Day of the Event:

FREE - ALL Individuals with Autism

FREE - Ages 2 and Under

$20 - Children (Ages 3 - 12)

$25 - Youth/Adults (Ages 13+) 



STEPS/WAYS TO PARTICIPATE:


Register to attend the Autism Walk & Festival: Gather your family and friends and get ready to celebrate! We encourage families to fundraise by creating or joining a team for their loved ones. 

Each Online PAID Registration receives one (1) virtual entry for a chance to win a door prize! 


Become a Fundraiser: Start a Team and create a fundraising goal so you can earn prizes! Ask family and friends to support you to ensure essential services are provided to your local Autism community. Top Teams/Fundraisers earn exclusive limited-edition prizes (see below) and are entered into our Grand Prize drawing for a $500 Disney Gift Card. 


You can raise funds by creating an online fundraising Campaign or by collecting donations via our Pledge Sheet (pictured left). Click here to download our Pledge Sheet today!


Note: An email with the fundraiser sign-up link will be sent after you Register to create your Team.




Top Team Fundraising Captains Entered to Win a Grand Prize! 

Teams who raise $50 or more (not including registration fees) will automatically be entered into a drawing to win a $500 Disney Gift card! Teams can earn multiple entries the more they fundraise (see below). Earn one additional entry each time you reach one of the above fundraising goal tiers. Note: Grand Prize is awarded to the Team Captain.


Example:

Raise $50      Earn (1) Entry & (1) Magnet

Raise $100    Earn (1) Entry & (1) Tumbler

Raise $250    Earn (1) Entry & (1) T-Shirt

Raise $500    Earn (1) Entry & (1) Cooler

Raise $1,000 Earn (1) Entry & (1) Track Jacket




Volunteer: Make a difference in your community by giving your time to help make the Autism Walks a success!



Sponsor the Walk! Are you an Autism-friendly business? Or do you provide resources and services to the Autism and IDD/DD community? Do you want to market your services to thousands of families? Share your brand with new consumers who share your values and join the champions that help our people in our Autism community reach their full potential. Check out our Sponsorship Opportunities and make your commitment today.


Our Autism Society Inland Empire Acceptance Walk & Festival will feature the following:

  • Resource Fair with family support information
  • FUN Zone for the whole family!
  • Yummy Food Trucks
  • Marketplace for Autism Entrepreneurs
  • Autism Acceptance Merchandise


FUN Zone:

Our FUN Zone is filled with exciting activities for the whole family, including inflatable attractions, crafts, characters, and more! 


Marketplace - Opportunity for young people with Autism to practice owning their own business!

The Autism Society Inland Empire offers FREE vendor space for teens (13+) and adults interested in becoming entrepreneurs or starting their own small business. This is an opportunity to practice your entrepreneurial skills. Sorry, no food items may be sold. If you are interested in this opportunity, please email [email protected].

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