Active for Autism 2021

Autism Society, Newfoundland & Labrador (ASNL) is excited to invite the province to participate in Active for Autism on Sunday, October 24 or at a time that is best suited to your schedule.  We are also excited to announce that Pipers is once again our Presenting Partner and extend our thanks for their continued support.

Active for Autism is one of our most popular events and encourages families and friends to get together, get active, and raise awareness and funds for ASNL!  Active for Autism occurs in close to a dozen locations across the province annually!   Because of ongoing pandemic concerns and restrictions, participants can choose to walk at an organized event in their community (in-person) or walk within their bubble at a time and location of their convenience (virtual).

We are delighted with how much Active for Autism has grown over the years, the support our community shows is outstanding! This growth, however, has made the morning registration process quite hectic for families, particularly for people with autism spectrum disorder. Waiting in line, large crowds and the general hustle and bustle can be sometimes overwhelming.  This, coupled with public health guidelines leads us to strongly recommend registration be done online or at one of our offices in advance and by 3:30pm Friday, October 22nd. Registration is $25.

Please note this is a no dog (with the exception of service dogs) event, there will be no music, or microphones.

We encourage mask wearing where physical distancing is not possible. 

For complete information and to register yourself online click  HERE

Download our Active for Autism Pledge sheet HERE

St. John’s Walk For Autism 

  • St. John’s – Sunday, October 24th. Registration check in at 9am and walk begins at 10:30am at the Elaine Dobbin Centre, 70 Clinch Crescent
  • At 10:30am we will all walk around the pond together and get Active for Autism!
  • For more information contact Candace Moakler cmoakler@autism.nf.net

TCP Parent Group

  • Hr. Grace – Sunday, October 17th Danny Cleary Community Centre 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • For more information contact Tanya Boone sheyanne2004@hotmail.com

Corner Brook

RAIN OR SHINE We will be meeting at the bridge next to the parking lot on the play side of Margaret Bowater Park at 1:00pm and will be walking across the bridge and up the paved trail that leads up to the Sir Richard Squires building, turning around and walking back towards the bridge so that we will be visible from the road. Please feel free to make your own signs to carry throughout the walk.

  • October 24th at Margaret Bowater Park RAIN OR SHINE
  • Time 1-2pm
  • For more information contact Julia Pender jpender@autism.nf.net

Stephenville

Central

Due to the current ‘covid climate’ in the central area we will be doing a modified walk in Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor – rain or shine. What this means is instead of walking a large group, we ask families to stay with their bubble and walk at their own pace. At each location (covid permitted), Jeannette will be set up with a table; any cash donations can be given and if you wish you can take some autism signage to walk with for rising awareness. After the walk stop back and see Jeannette for a refreshment.

  • Gander – Cobbs Pond, Magee Road
    October 17 from 1-2 pm
    Jeannette will be set up at Cobbs Pond Building.
  • Grand Falls-Windsor – Corduroy Brook Nature Centre, Conservation Place
    October 24 from 1-2pm
    Jeannette will be set up by the trail entrance.
  • For more information contact Jeannette Coates jcoates@autism.nf.net

Burin

  • Saturday, October 16 @ 2 pm at the Burin Peninsula Centre for Autism
  • Located at 6 Sugarloaf Rd in Burin
  • For more information Barbara Stapleton – b.stapleton@live.ca

Clarenville

Due to the current ‘covid climate’ we will be doing a modified walk in Clarenville. What this means is instead of walking as a large group, we ask families to stay within their bubble and walk at their own pace. Chris will be on location; any cash donations can be given at this time or it is suggested to use the online donation portal at https://www.autism.nf.net/donate/ .  Its also encouraged for everyone to raise some awareness by dressing up or carrying signs. After the walk, stop back and see Chris for a refreshment.

  • Sunday, October 24th at 10:00 AM
  • Meet and park at ADI Auto & Recreational Repair at 29 Harbour Drive.
  • For more information contact Christopher Dedde at cdedde@autism.nf.net or 466-7177

Other locations, dates and times to be announced.

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