AsIAm: Same Chance Walk for Autism 2023
To mark World Autism Day on Sunday 2nd April 2023, join AsIAm on a 5km woodland walk in the wonderful countryside setting of Belmont Demesne, Co Wicklow.
Join us this World Autism Day to raise vital funds for AsIAm while sharing a fantastic day with family and friends.
Walk with and engage with some leading advocates in the Autism Community and support the work of Ireland’s National Autism Charity. So put on the walking shoes and join us for our first Same Chance Walk on Sunday 2nd April 2023 @11am at Belmont Demesne, Co Wicklow.
“We are thrilled to be hosting this 5K fundraising walk on World Autism Day,” said Adam Harris, CEO of AsIAm. We are committed to providing a one-stop-shop for the autistic community and their families giving them the tools across education, training, and advocacy.
“As an Autistic person I know first-hand the barriers which our community experience that others don’t – from getting a school place to making friends. All Autistic people want and deserve is the same chance. We support thousands of Autistic people every year, through our phone line and group-based supports, whilst also working to make our communities more inclusive that every Autistic person is accepted “as they are” – equal valued and respected.”
“We must raise approximately €2,000,000 per year just to maintain our current activity but we need to do so much more. We have an ambitious goal to support 25,000 people between 2022 and 2025 but we can only do this with public support. Registering for the same chance walk sends a powerful message of acceptance to autistic people in your life or community whilst raising much needed funds to improve the lives of thousands across the country.”
In addition to the 5K walk, there will be a range of family-friendly activities and entertainment throughout the day, including food trucks, music, games and a sensory activity pack. Family tickets cost €50 (This includes everyone in the car) and individual tickets cost €25.