Children and adults with autism, their family members and caregivers and the general public are invited to participate in Downeast Horizon's annual Autism Awareness Walk-a-thon in Ellsworth on Tuesday, April 16th. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. , rain or shine, at Knowlton Park.

Tony Zambrano, the Executive Director of Downeast Horizons said "Everyone is encouraged, invited and welcome to join us and cheer on these enthusiastic adults and children who not only hope to raise awareness of autism, but also raise funds for their programs."

Donations and proceeds from the Autism Awareness Walk-a-thon will allow continued growth of the autism resource library at Downeast Horizons. Proceeds will also fund social groups, activities for the children and early intervention public service messages.

Informaition about the Autism Walk-a-thon including pledge and donation forms is available on the Downeast Horizons website. Everyone who raises $25.00 or more will receive a commemorative website.

The walk will follow a route from Knowlton Park, down State Street and then up Main Street onto School Street ending back at Knowlton Park.

Downeast Horizons will be hosting their 5K Color Run on Saturday, May 18th. Registration is now open! .

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