CT Walk for Autism & Resource Fair 2024



1. Is there a registration fee?

No, there is not a registration fee but to receive an official CT Walk for Autism t-shirt a minimum of $100 needs to be raised.

2. Where does the money go?

The money raised from CT Walk for Autism stays right here in Connecticut and benefits families trying to navigate the autism landscape.  

3. Where does the CT Walk for Autism take place?

The walk begins and ends at the Law School for Quinnipiac University's North Haven Campus, which is at the rear of the campus by the parking garage.

4. Where should I park?

There is a parking garage on site that will be available for parking. Once that is full there will be designated lots for overflow parking. Please DO NOT park on the lawn anywhere on campus grounds.

5. How long is the CT Walk for Autism?

The Walk route is within the campus grounds and is approximately one mile long.

6. Are pets welcome at the walk?

Unfortunately pets are not allowed on the grounds of the campus.

7. Is there a deadline to register for the walk?

Yes, we ask that all participants are registered by Friday, May 17th

8. Where do I check in or register the day of the walk?

The CT Walk for Autism's check in and registration is located in the courtyard in front of the entrance to the Law School.

10. What do I do if I have a question that is not answered here?

Please feel free to contact Rachel Varvatsis at rvarvatsis@cliffordbeers.org or 203-265-7717.


1. How do I make a donation with a check/cash and not a credit card?

Make the check out to Clifford Beers and in the memo section write CT Walk for Autism. Mail all checks to:

ASRC @ Clifford Beers                                                                                                                                              41Marne Street                                                                                                                                                        Hamden, CT 06514

2. What is a matching gift?

A matching gift is a benefit offered by lots of companies to encourage charitable giving among their employees. You can your Human Resource department if your employer participates in a matching gift program.


1. Is there a registration fee?

No, there is no registration fee but to receive an official CT Walk for Autism t-shirt a minimum of $100 needs to be raised.

2. How do I register online?

To register click the "Register Now" button at the top of the page. You will be taken through the process to register including if you want to start a team, join a team or register as an individual. Once registered you will receive a confirmation email that includes your personalized fundraising link.

3. If someone registered for CT Walk for Autism as an individual, can they still join a team?

Yes, pre-registered walkers can still be a part of a team. Simply  email us at Sarah Vining at svining@cliffordbeers.org with the walker's name and email and the team they wish to be a part of.

4. Is there a deadline to register for AIDS WALK Charlotte?

Yes, we ask that you are registered by Friday, May 17th to ensure we have your name and your team's information.


1. Is there a minimum amount I need to fundraise in order to walk?

No. There is no minimum fundraising goal in order to participate in CT Walk for Autism. We will gratefully accept any amount and all of the funds raised go to support the programs and services of ASRC @ Clifford Beers. There are incentives for different fundraising levels like to receive a t-shirt you have to raise a minimum of $100.

2. What should I do to fundraise for the CT Walk for Autism ?

We have a whole page dedicated to helping you fundraise including toolkits and tips. To check out these tips and tricks just click here.


1. Are there advantages to fundraising online?

Yes. The CT Walk for Autism website is packed with features to help you achieve your fundraising goals. Some of the features are:

  • Your personal (and team) pages provide some powerful tools to make fundraising easy.
  • Each donation appears on your page automatically. This helps you track the progress and encourages your supporters to help you reach your goal.
  • Friends and family can go to your page and support your efforts quickly and easily.
  • Automated acknowledgement messages are sent to all your online donors.

2. I forgot my username and/or password. How can I find out what they are?

Just send an email to svining@cliffordbeers.org and we will be happy to have your log in information sent to you (this is for registered walkers only).

How can I see who has donated to me?

Log into your participant center and choose "Raise at least $___" option on the left side navigation. From there click the "Thank Your Donors" tab. You will see who has donated and who needs to be thanked.

Why aren't cash and check donations I've raised showing up on my page?

Though donations made from credit cards instantly show up on your fundraising page, cash and checks have to be sent to ASRC @ Clifford Beers offices and logged before they will show up on your fundraising page.

All of my donors are not showing up on the scrolling leaderboard. Why?

This happens for a few reasons:

  • As your supporter made a donation they didn't donate directly to your page and so it wasn't link to your personalized page. Just reach out to and he will be able to connect that donation to your page.
  • As your supporter made a donation they chose the option to not be listed on your scrolling leaderboard.
  • The donor scroll can sometimes take up to an hour to refresh during peak traffic times.

Is my information secure?

Yes. OneCause, the company that CT Walk for Autism uses to store your data, makes every effort to protect your information. They use encryption techniques to make sure that credit card information, passwords, and personal information travel securely over the internet.

How are credit card numbers handled?

Credit card numbers are not stored in our database. During the donation process, we send the credit card number to an online processing terminal using a secure connection.


What does it mean to have a team?

A team is a group of co-workers, fellow students, church members, friends, and/or family members that register and raise money and brings awareness to support services and resources needed for the neurodiverse community.

How can I promote the CT Walk for Autism to my company, organization, congregation or school?

We suggest doing one or ALL of the following:

  • Form a team committee and enlist co-workers, friends or family members to help get the word out to more people.
  • Send out emails with your personalized fundraising link.
  • Put up flyers in common areas (break rooms, lobbies, elevators, etc.).​
  • Ask to take a few minutes during a team meeting or zoom call to talk about the walk and encourage people to join your team.
  • Ask your supervisor, teacher or co-workers to write a personal appeal (note) to all encouraging participation.
  • Follow up with your team about fundraising goals and efforts.