More than 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder. Every April, groups work to raise awareness of the disorder and educate people on what it means.
Minot held it’s first ever Walk for Autism, to show their support of loved ones on the autism spectrum. Any walkers who needed help to make the journey were paired with a buddy to keep them company. Participants were able to connect with other families and make new friends.
“I have a son with autism, so it just really was an event that I felt like our community needed to raise the awareness of autism in our community and surrounding areas,” says Shannon Schmidt, Walk Coordinator.
Next year, they plan to use the walk as an opportunity to fundraise for an organization that helps people with autism.