LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- To raise awareness for autism, Autism Speaks will host multiple disability-friendly events, including the 12th anniversary Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks on April 26, 2014, at the Pasadena Rose Bowl presented by Vons. Upcoming events include:
- Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks Kick-Off
February 15, 11am to 1:30pm
Brookside Golf Club, 1133 Rosemont Ave, Pasadena
Join Autism Speaks families, teams, volunteers and resource providers as they share tips, ideas and stories in preparation for the upcoming Autism Walk.
- Autism Speaks Workshop: Interventions for Challenging Behaviors of Autism
March 23, 10am -12:30pm
Vista Del Mar Family and Child Services, 3200 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles
Join Autism Speaks leadership and autism experts as they explore interventions and solutions to some of the behavioral challenges that can accompany autism.
- Los Angeles Kings Autism Awareness Night with Autism Speaks
April 2, 7:30pm
Kings vs. Phoenix Coyotes.
- Light It Up Blue
April 2, dusk
In past years, institutions including LAX, and LA Live light it up blue in celebration of autism awareness.
- 12th Anniversary Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks
April 26, 8am registration, 9 am entertainment, rolling walk start 9-11am
Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena
An anticipated 50,000 autism supporters and families affected by autism will unite.
- Los Angeles Galaxy Autism Awareness Night with Autism Speaks
May 25, 5:00pm
StubHub Center, Carson
Galaxy vs. Philadelphia Union
- Los Angeles Dodgers Autism Awareness Night with Autism Speaks
June 17, 7:10pm
Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies
Walk Now for Autism Speaks Los Angeles is presented by Vons. "Vons proudly supports the efforts to raise awareness of autism in our community," says Jenna Watkinson, Manager of Public Affairs and Government Relations for Vons, "In addition to employing many individuals living with autism, as well as supporting the cause through employee awareness groups, we are honored to step forward as the presenting sponsor of Autism Speaks, Walk Now for Autism Speaks Los Angeles."
ABOUT WALK NOW FOR AUTISM SPEAKS: Walk Now for Autism Speaks is North America's largest grassroots autism walk. The 2013 LA Autism Walk hosted 50,000 people, raised $2.2M, and was the highest fundraising autism walk in the country. http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/losangeles
ABOUT AUTISM SPEAKS: Autism Speaks is the nation's largest autism advocacy organization, dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism, and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. www.autismspeaks.org
ABOUT AUTISM: According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), autism now affects about 1 in every 88 American children. Autism is a complex condition that affects a person's ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by behavioral challenges.
CONTACT: Media Contact Jess Block Nerren 909-706-8525 Jess@Feltenmedia.com
Source: Autism Speaks Los Angeles