ZANESVILLE, Ohio- April is Autism Awareness Month and one local organization is calling the community to walk together.
The fourth annual Autism Walk will take place Saturday, April 21st at the Masonic Temple. Director of Hope to the Rescue Cheryl Coles said there is no set distance of the walk. She said the walk isn’t about the amount of distance covered but, the fact that people are out supporting a worthy cause.
“You’re able to register for your child’s Autism I.D. Which the first responders were educated last year for here in Muskingum County. The more autism awareness and the more education in the community the more acceptable it is and the more we can work together to help these individuals climb the mountains they have to climb,” said Coles.
Another thing that will be at the walk is business cards that say ‘my child’s not misbehaving he has Autism.’ These cards can be used by the family members of those with Autism.
“Please don’t pass judgment. Please be understanding. People are looking at them in the grocery store, the library or something They can slide that to a person in the community and they can understand that the child is not misbehaving they have a problem,” said Coles.
Sign up for the walk will be at 10 A.M. at the Masonic Temple. If you are unable to walk, you can still attend the event. Just grab a seat while supporting the cause.