There is something on the run affecting our children. 1 of 88 children in the United States has autism spectrum disorders (Center for Disease Control and Prevention). Many children live their lives with the challenges of autism. They go to school with autism, play with autism, love with autism, talk with autism, and they run with autism. Join this community and run with them on September 28, 2013.
MAPSS (Multilevel Applications and Positive Support Services) is celebrating the autism community of Kern County by creating a fun, community active 5k event to raise autism awareness called, “Autism on the Run,” inviting runners and walkers alike in this untimed event.
While autism is “making it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes, and pediatric AIDS combined” (National Consumers League), the growth of autism awareness must be reciprocated. MAPSS is addressing the problem by standing as a premier service for families with autism and as an informative resource for smaller organizations that need outreach ambassadors.
Portion of the proceeds will benefit local, not-for-profit organizations who are a resource and service to families with children on the autism spectrum. We invite you to be a part of this exciting event!
Further, MAPSS is a small, non-public agency of about 25 employees. Through “Autism on the Run,” we hope to rally more organizations and individuals who share an interest in the same vision. We need your help to have Autism on the Run become a reality.
“Autism on the Run” will take place at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB), at 10am. You may contact Isabella Borreli at firstname.lastname@example.org or 661.397.4777 for more information.
Autism on the Run – MAPSS
5500 Ming Ave #228 Bakersfield, CA 93309