Autism Acceptance and Awareness Walk and Event set for Saturday at Upper Moorman Park


QUINCY — Great River Autism Connection, of the Quincy Medical Group Foundation, will be the host of its annual Acceptance and Awareness Walk and Event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, at Upper Moorman Park. The walk will start at 11 a.m. with activities to follow. Food and refreshments will be provided to all attendees.

This event/awareness walk is a day to celebrate loved ones and friends living with autism. World Autism Awareness Month is internationally recognized in April. The Autism Acceptance and Awareness Walk will bring families, caregivers and organizations together all around the community to spread overall awareness for those with the disorder.

Great River Autism Connection’s mission is to provide families and caregivers of individuals with autism spectrum disorders with a chance to learn, share and gain support from others. The group utilizes money earned to provide free resources to families, teachers, caregivers and others. It provides educational speakers and hands-on learning opportunities to increase the child’s quality of life and success in the home, school and community.

Participants are asked not to bring bicycles, roller skates/blades or skateboards to the walk. Strollers and wagons are encouraged.

For more information, contact Justin Epley–Stajduhar at

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