Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 15th Annual Autism Awareness Walk slated for May 2, 2020 will be postponed. We will make every effort to try to reschedule for a date in the fall. Check back for updates regarding a potential reschedule date as we learn more. In the meantime, we wish everyone good health.
The mission of Autism Alliance of Northeastern NY, Inc. (AANENY) is to empower individuals and their families touched by autism spectrum disorders (ASD) through support and education. We serve Clinton, Essex, and Franklin counties in New York State. AANENY is primarily supported through local businesses and individual contributions during our annual fundraiser, the Autism Awareness Walk in Plattsburgh, NY.
The Autism Awareness Walk was started in 2005 through the commitment of local parents, volunteers, and community businesses. It is a noncompetitive walk dedicated to raising awareness and raising funds to support local programs. The walk is not timed; walkers can walk all or part of the distance. The route is wheelchair and stroller accessible and takes place rain or shine. We recommend fundraising goals of $100 per individual and $1,000 per team, though any amount is appreciated.
All funds raised remain in our local community. To date, AANENY has granted over $100,000 in devices and equipment to individuals with ASD and to local agencies that support individuals with ASD. This includes approximately 70 iPads and electronic communication devices and a multitude of sensory integration and occupational therapy equipment. In addition, we have provided resources and educational support through workshops, conferences, scholarships, donations of ASD-related literature and an annual publication of local ASD resources, among many other accomplishments.
Autism Alliance of Northeastern NY looks forward to spending the day with you, while enjoying music, raffles, children's activities and so much more!
Clinton County Fairgrounds
84 Fair Grounds Rd
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
May 2, 2020
9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Registration Begins: 9:30 am
Activities: 10:00 am- 1:00 pm
Walk: 11:15 am - 11:45 am
Raffle Drawings: 12:00 pm
Fee: None but donations are highly encouraged