Walk for Autism This Sunday!

 Walk for Autism  This Sunday!

By Katie McFadden

April marks Autism Acceptance Month and there’s no better way to spread awareness for folks on the spectrum than with a public walk right on the boardwalk. Last year, Kami-Leigh Agard, founder of Rockaway Beach Autism Families, spearheaded this effort with the very first Rockaway Walk for Autism, and this Sunday, April 21, it’s going to be even bigger and better, and all are welcome to join.

Sunday is looking like a great day to hit the boardwalk at Beach 95th Street for a roughly three-mile walk to “Hang 10 for Autism.” Registration begins at 10 a.m. at the Rockaway amphitheater. The walk begins at 11 a.m. at Beach 95th Street, continues to Beach 126th Street and then heads back to Beach 95th Street. Teaming up with RBAF this year is Rockaway’s St. Camillus Special Olympics. Scholars’ Academy marching band will also be performing, plus there will be more than 20 vendors and plenty of giveaways. To participate in the walk is free. However, there will be t-shirts for sale at the event.

After the walk, the fun will keep going at Tap That (111-04 Rockaway Beach Blvd.) which is hosting the after-party from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be live music by Mixed Bag and Lauren Jaimes!

For more info, follow: Rockaway Beach Autism Families on Facebook/ Instagram or to pre-register, head to: www.rockawaybeachautismfamilies.org

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