Walk for Autism

Brooklyn Currents | 6/03/2014 | 0 comments

imageThe Brooklyn Autism Spectrum Disorder Initiative (BASDI) and  the Shorefront YM-YWHA of Brighton-Manhattan Beach host the fourth annual Walk for Autism beginning at 11 a.m., Sunday, June 8.

The goal is to raise community awareness as well as funds for ongoing services and to develop new ones for families living with autism and other developmental disabilities in southern Brooklyn.

Walk for Autism participants, along with local politicians and participating organizations, are set to gather on the Coney Island boardwalk at the end of West 10th Street. The 1.2 mile walk concludes at the Shorefront Y  at 3300 Coney Island Avenue, where there will be an opportunity to learn more about special-needs programming and networking with peers, while enjoying refreshments.

What: Fourth Annual Walk for Autism
When: 11 a.m., Sunday, June 8 (Registration starts at 10 a.m.)
Where: Coney Island Boardwalk at the end of West 10th Street
Cost: Registration fee is $10 per person and includes a raffle ticket  and a free t-shirt.

Early registration is encouraged; but participants can to register on the day of the event starting at 10 a.m.  Those who would like to register in advance or make a donation can visit:
Participating BASDI organizations are Shorefront YM-YWHA of Brighton-Manhattan Beach, Marks JCH of Bensonhurst,  and Kings Bay YM-YWHA, in partnership with UJA-Federation, J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation, and the  NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.


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