About CT Walk for Autism & Resource Fair 2023

Thank you for supporting ASRC’s Vision and Mission: ​To prepare those with ASD for the world, as we prepare the world for those with ASD.

ASRC Connecticut Autism Day is 5.21.23:

Walk for Autism | Autism Resource Fair | Inclusive Employment Showcase
The Autism Community is gathering for this special event - and we want YOU to be there!  Join friends, family and the autism community at Quinnipiac University North Haven Campus on 5.21.23!
Autism Services and Resources Connecticut (ASRC), and Clifford Beers Community Care Center, will hold the 26th Annual Walk and Festival for Autism on May 21, 2023, at Quinnipiac University’s North Haven Campus. The event begins at 9:00 a.m. and will include a walk around the picturesque campus and surrounding areas, as well as two additional concurrent events on the campus: the return of the popular “autism resource fair”, and the “inclusive employment showcase”. There is no charge for attendance at any of the activities, but all participants must be registered.

The Walk and Resource Fair are also a GREAT opportunity to learn from multiple organizations in the autism community about resources, about social groups, about transition options, and about pathways to employment.  
    • Walk Start time is at 9:00 am. 
    • Resource Fair and Employment showcase run 9-1:30.
    • The Walk will be held on May 21st at Quinnipiac University in North Haven, CT. Quinnipiac North Haven is centrally-located and provides ample space, with easy access from main highways. 
    • 100% of funds raised stay in Connecticut to support Connecticut residents living with autism
    • Over 30,000 families, individuals, professionals, school personnel, and service providers have walked for ASRC over the years. Each year over 1,000 walkers join us; last year it was over 2,000! 
    • We are the original Walk for Autism in Connecticut - since 1997.
    • This is a COMMUNITY BUILDING EVENT! Please come out and say hello to old friends, make new ones, and explore the resource and employment showcases!
    • Please help ASRC by signing up, creating a team, and challenging your friends and family to do their best to help the Connecticut Autism Community.
    • Coming in October: Transitions: A Learning Event & Job Fair for Neuro-Diverse Populations

PARTICIPATION IS EASY! JUST FOLLOW THESE STEPS (Walk and Resource Fair Attendees Reg. Opens 2/1/23)

  1. Register as an individual, or Join/Start a Team: Friends, family, coworkers, partners, cousins, neighbors, brothers, sisters - ANYONE can be a part of your team! Let's have some fun with this!
  2. Once you register, a fundraising page is created for you with built-in tools to fundraise via social media, email, or even text!  While you are not required to fundraise, we encourage you to share our story, and our need.  This is our primary fundraiser for the year - and through your fundraising page, you will be able to reach out to your squad to help you reach your personal fundraising goal. 
  3. Have Fun! Earn points and achievement badges for participation in fundraising, posting pictures/videos, and sharing on social media. Special celebratory prizes will be awarded for individuals and teams that have the most points, as well as those that earn the most funds by May 18, 2023.

Date

Starts at:  May 21, 2023 8:00 AM
Ends at:  May 21, 2023 12:30 PM

Location

Quinnipiac University North Haven Campus
370 Bassett Road
North Haven,CT 06473 USA

Contact

Office
203-265-7717
info@ct-asrc.org

Back for 2023! Inclusive Employment Showcase!

Finding Employment Can Be Hard.  Learn How to Make It Easier.

Diversity & Inclusion in the workforce is becoming more prevalent each year. However, special populations, such as those with autism, often struggle to understand the methods, processes, and best practices needed to pursue employment - and inclusion - in the workplace.
ASRC Wants to Help Educate and Inform
Selected employers and organizations, as part of the CT Walk for Autism, will showcase how they help special populations navigate the often difficult path to employment. Don't miss it! You'll have the chance to ask general questions on a variety of topics related to diversity, inclusion, and paths to employment.

Coming in October: Transitions: A Learning Event & Job Fair for Neuro-Diverse Populations!



How Your Support Makes a Difference

ASRC’s Vision is to prepare those with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) for the world, as we prepare the world for those with ASD.  It is a daily challenge, but with your help, we can make meaningful progress.

ASRC provides services, supports and resources to families and individuals living with autism, as well as to the educators, medical and therapeutic professionals and community providers who work with them. 

We offer opportunities for parent networking, activities, social groups, training, advocacy and events for all ages, as well as responding to hundreds of families who are new to the diagnosis or who need guidance navigating transition and adult issues.  We do so much, but there is still so much to be done - and your support is vital. We are expanding our focus on employment and transition options, but need your support to get there!

The current incidence rate of autism is 1 in 54 (2019 – Government survey), and ASRC’s services are becoming increasingly critical. Your help truly makes a difference.

ASRC’s Vision is to prepare those with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) for the world, as we prepare the world for those with ASD.  It is a daily challenge, but with your help, we can make meaningful progress.

ASRC provides services, supports and resources to families and individuals living with autism, as well as to the educators, medical and therapeutic professionals and community providers who work with them. 

We offer opportunities for parent networking, activities, social groups, training, advocacy and events for all ages, as well as responding to hundreds of families who are new to the diagnosis or who need guidance navigating transition and adult issues.  We do so much, but there is still so much to be done - and your support is vital. We are expanding our focus on employment and transition options, but need your support to get there!

The current incidence rate of autism is 1 in 54 (2019 – Government survey), and ASRC’s services are becoming increasingly critical. Your help truly makes a difference.

Why Participate?

For over twenty years ASRC has been helping people with autism spectrum and neurodiverse profiles build meaningful connected lives. 

We provide individuals, families, and professionals with information, education, community, support, and the advocacy they need every day.

Thanks to our generous sponsors: