5th Annual CVASA Autism Walk

Sat April 6, 2019 Palm Desert, CA US 92260 Directions
Events
Registration includes FREE Official 2019 Autism Walk T-shirt

Adult Registration (18+)

Registration includes FREE Past Autism Walk Commemorative T-shir

Adult w/ Autism/Special Needs (18+) - FREE

Registration includes FREE Autism Book

Individual w/ Autism/Special Needs under 17 yrs. - FREE

Registration includes FREE Official 2019 Autism Walk T-shirt

Youth (13 - 17 yrs)

Registration includes FREE Autism Book

Child (12 yrs and under) - FREE

Place
Palm Desert Civic Center Park (Amphitheater)
43900 San Pablo Ave
Palm Desert, CA US 92260
Description

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED! YOU CAN REGISTER ON-SITE THE DAY OF THE AUTISM WALK. SEE FEES BELOW.

Walk, Run, Skip, or Jump for Autism Awareness!

Join hundreds of individuals in the autism community as we come together for a morning of fun, awareness, resources, and support!

The Coachella Valley Autism Society of America is hosting their 5th Annual Autism Walk & Resource Fair on Saturday, April 6th from 9 am to 12 pm at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park. The event not only creates awareness but also helps to raise much needed funds to give children and adults with autism and their families the information, resources, and support they need to live the highest quality of life. All funds raised stay in the Coachella Valley to help local families! For more information about the CVASA, please check out our website at www.cvasa.org.


REGISTRATION GOES UP $20 FOR ADULTS AND $15 FOR YOUTH ON THE DAY OF THE WALK! SAVE $5 & BY SIGNING UP BEFORE APRIL 3RD! 

 
DAY OF THE WALK REGISTRATION FEES (*Updated 4/4/19)
Adult (18 +) - $20
Youth (13 - 17 yrs) - $15 
Children (12 yrs and under) - FREE
Adults w/ Autism or Other Special Needs ( 18 +) - FREE
Individuals w/ Autism or Other Special Needs (17 yrs and under) - FREE

REGISTRATION GIVEAWAYS!
Adults (18+) and Youth (13-17 yrs) paid registrations will receive a FREE 2019 Official Autism Walk T-shirt. 

Individuals
(under 18)/Children (12 and under) with autism will receive a FREE Sesame Street "Family Forever" autism book.

|Adults with autism
will receive a FREE commemorative past autism walk t-shirt
Children (12 and under) will receive a FREE Sesame Street "Family Forever" autism book.

*Note: Be sure to redeem your giveaway under the "Giveaway" section during registration. For T-shirts, be sure to select your appropriate t-shirt size. All giveaways are available while supplies last. Must register by 12 pm noon on Monday, March 25th to guarantee t-shirt size. Additionally, official 2019 Autism Walk T-shirts can be purchased for any FREE registrations (i.e. Individuals/children with autism, etc.)

*The Walk will take place on the Palm Desert Civic Center Parks beautiful amphitheater and scenic sidewalk trail. Strollers and wheelchairs are allowed, but no skateboards, inline skates, or  wheelie footwear.*

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Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Questions?
FUN-Raise for Autism Support Programs!

FUN-raise and help to support CVASA's NO CHARGE activities and services provided to individuals with autism and their families in the Coachella Valley. Here's how you can help:

Online FundraisingClick here to view a Video Tutorial on "How to Create a Fundraiser/Team Fundraiser".

Offline Fundraising/Pledge Forms: Download the attached PDF "2019 CVASA Walk Pledge Form" below and collect cash and check donations on behalf of the CVASA and your loved one living with autism. In the past teams have also held car washes, bake sales, etc. to collect donations/pledges. The possibilities are endless!

Fundraise on Facebook: 1.) Click Fundraisers on the left menu of your News Feed. 2.) Click Raise Money. 3.) Select Nonprofit/Charity. Type in Autism Society of America, Coachella Valley, in the search bar. 4.) Personalize: Choose a cover photo and fill in the fundraiser details. 5.) Click Create
Note: A check will be sent to CVASA when your fundraising period ends. However, 

The Coachella Valley Autism Society of America is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, Federal Tax Identification Number 52-1020149, all donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

PDF
ENJOY THE FUN!

  • Resource Booths!
  • Crafts, Games, and Sensory Activities for Kids!
  • Face Painting & Balloon Twisting
  • Special Guests / Character Appearances
  • Raffle & Silent Auction
  • Food (Tacos, Hot Dogs & More!)
  • Dance Warm-Up
  • Music
  • and More!

Create a Team!

CREATE A TEAM: Teams are such an exciting part of the CVASA Autism Walk. Team pictures and stories are among the most beautiful things you will ever find on the internet, and their spirit on Walk day is an inspiration. Teams can make t-shirts together, bring special signs and banners, spread the word and collect pledges. Note: If bringing signs/banners please be mindful of the runners/walkers and yield to the other participants. Please do not block the way of the returning runners on the race course. *Award & Recognition for top fundraising Team!*

Click here for step-by-step instructions and video tutorial on "How to Create/Join a Group/Team". 

 

FOOD AT THE WALK! (Mostly Cash ONLY)

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AUTISM WALK FAQS

Where will the event take place?
Palm Desert Civic Center Park Amphitheater
43900 San Pablo Avenue
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Where do I park?
Free parking is available throughout the Palm Desert Civic Center. Arrive early for best selection!

What is the schedule for the day?
Dance Warm-Up w/ High Hopes Dance Troupe: 8:50 am - 9:10 am
Walker Check-In/Registration Time: 9:00 am
Resource Fair, Entertainment & Activities Start: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Welcome Message (approx.): 9:50 am
Walk Begins (approx.): 10:00 am
Raffle & Silent Auction: 11:45 am
Event Ends: 12:00 pm

Where do I register/check-in?
If you Pre-Registered Online, we you arrive, make sure to check-in at the PRE-REGISTRATION tent next to the Amphitheater. Don't forget ALL Paid Registrations receive a FREE official 2019 Autism Walk t-shirt while supplies last! You must check-in at the event to receive your t-shirt. 

Can I bring donations?
YES! If you have received any donations you can bring them with you to the event and we will make sure they get added to your fundraising total. Checks are preferred, but cash is accepted. Please note: Donations can be made online anytime.

Where will I be walking?
This year's event will be held at the beautiful Palm Desert Civic Center Park Amphitheater. See Park Map below. The walk route is wheelchair and stroller-friendly.

Will you have merchandise for sale?
Yes! CVASA will be bringing some Autism Awareness Merchandise to sell. Stop by to purchase wristbands, t-shirts, Car Magnets, Lanyards, and more! Cash and credit accepted. All purchases support CVASA's programs and services.

Will snacks/water be provided?
FIND Food Bank & Food 4 Less of Coachella have generously donated Water, Oranges and Apples. Additional food such as Tacos, Hot Dogs & more can be purchased at the Walk with our food vendors. Food Vendors are all donating a portion of their sales to CVASA. See Food info above.

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