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Included are some familar faces and families whom we are all walking and raising funds for.

Included are some familar faces and families whom we are all walking and raising funds for.

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  • 1. Walk Now for Autism Speaks 2009
    Kick Off Luncheon
    August 15, 2009
    Terre Haute, IN
  • 2. “It touched my heart to witness the sea of people there to help support our walk and to know that all these people are somehow touched by autism.  It was very exciting to have my son with me and know that this day was for him and others like him!!” 
    -Debbie Beard
  • 3. PATIENCE
  • 4. DETERMINATION
  • 5. HAND IN HAND . . .
    WE WILL FIND A CURE
  • 6. Today, 1 in 150 Individuals is Diagnosed with Autism.
    It Occurs in All Racial, Ethnic, and Social Groups and is Four Times More Likely to Strike Boys than Girls.
  • 7. On October 17 . . .
    We Walk Again
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  • 9. To Make a Difference . . . .
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  • 11. . . . . . And Change Lives
  • 12. “A mother told me that she rarely takes her child out in public because of the stares, yet there was her child standing right next to her.  How wonderful for them to feel able to enjoy being together and not worrying about what others think?   I believe last year's walk was important in showing families dealing with autism that they are not alone and raising the awareness for autism in our communities.”
    -Amy Walker
  • 13. 2008 TEAMS
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  • 19. More Children will be Diagnosed with Autism this Year than with AIDS, Diabetes & Cancer Combined.
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  • 26. “When I saw the amount of people there and the impact we were about to make, I was blown away.”
    -Gwen Noll
  • 27. TOGETHER, WE CAN!!
  • 28. LOVE & SUPPORT
  • 29. SMILE &
    BE HELD UP
  • 30. PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE
  • 31. Autism Receives
    Less Than 5%
    of the Research Funding of Many Less Prevalent Childhood Diseases.
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  • 33. Help “Solve the Puzzle”
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  • 35. “I felt an overwhelming feeling of support that day.”
    - Carol Crawn
  • 36. PERSERVERANCE
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  • 38. ENCOURAGEMENT
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  • 40. There is NO Medical Detection or Cure for Autism.
  • 41. For Those Who Are . . .
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  • 43. Little, but Strong . . .
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  • 45. . . . Tired, but NOT Giving Up
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  • 47. Making Them Listen
  • 48. A new case is diagnosed almost every 20 minutes.
  • 49. And We Will . . .
  • 50. NEVER
    . . .
  • 51. . . . Back Down Without A Fight
  • 52. “My beautiful autistic child. Her eyes do not look at me. Her arms do not embrace me. Her voice does not ask for me. But her heart is open to me. So I will fill it with love.”
  • 53. Helping One Another . . .
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  • 59. . . .
    TO MAKE DREAMS COME TRUE
  • 60. FOLLOW US . . .
    As We Make History
  • 61. 2009 Walk Now for Autism Speaks
    Hulman Memorial Stadium
    Terre Haute, IN
    October 17, 2009
    Come Be A Piece of the Puzzle!