Every child needs and deserves the chance to prove to the world they are capable; that they too can contribute to their communities and can lead rich and meaningful lives.
This year, the Centre is looking to attract 500+ attendees and raise $250,000+ to help our children and youth access vital ASD therapies.
ASD treatment can be very expensive for parents. In Ontario, intensive ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) therapy can cost up to $80,000 a year. In addition, the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists has a recommended rate of $190 per hour for Speech-Language Therapy.
For many of our families, these costs are just too much. With your support, the SAAAC Autism Centre can subsidize the costs of these programs, making it more affordable and accessible to families in need of urgent support.
Join over 500 passionate community members as we walk together to support and empower individuals living with ASD.
All funds raised through the Walk-A-Thon will go directly towards helping families access critical autism therapies such as Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and Speech-Language Therapy.
Join us for some incredible food and entertainment after our walk. We have some of Toronto’s most exciting food vendors along with family friend entertainment at this year’s Walk!
The SAAAC Autism Centre is a Toronto-based registerd charity that increases acess to ASD services to marginalized communities including low-income and newcomer families. Conceived in 2008 with only a handful of volunteers, the organization has since grown to provide free and subsidized programming to over 300 families annually, with 150 volunteers and 12 staff overseeing 11 unique treatment programs.
Pledges will need to arrive by 8:30 am for registration.
Walk will begin at 9:00 am.
The Walkathon will start just outside of SAAAC at 705 Progress Ave. and will head east to Markham Rd. south to Ellesmere Rd. west to Grangeway Ave. north to Progress Ave. and back to SAAAC.