The ONLY Autism-Friendly Fiesta® San Antonio event takes place on April 22!
Published on Apr 18, 2017 / Local News
Any Baby Can's Walk for Autism celebrates 13 years of Autism Awareness
With April being Autism Awareness Month, Any Baby Can is proud to be the only Autism-Friendly Official Fiesta® San Antonio event. The Walk for Autism & Superhero 5K is the biggest fundraiser for Any Baby Can's Autism Services.
The Walk for Autism, now in its 13th year, provides families raising individuals with autism an opportunity to raise awareness and celebrate their children in a safe and fun environment. Over 5,000 people enjoy the park-like feel of Helotes Cornyval Grounds while walking through the many areas of the Walk for Autism. The Resource Fair hosts nearly 100 local and state resources that support individuals with autism. Families can learn about the resources available to them all in one place. There will be lots of entertainment for children of all ages to enjoy, including a performance from the Magik Children's Theatre. Food trucks will provide delicious fiesta food and the "Teen Takeover" area will provide fun activities for older children. The petting zoo and Chill Zone will provide relaxing places for families to enjoy. Rudy's Playground honors Rudy Alejo, a small child with autism who died tragically in a fire. This area is full of fun adapted activities for children of any ability.
The Walk for Autism, a 2-mile walk, is paved and easy for families to complete. The Superhero 5K is a timed run for the avid runner, but also lots of fun for the jogger. Participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite superhero.
Any Baby Can supports families raising individuals with autism by providing counseling, education, and support for parents and caregivers, as well as community training. According to a recent report by the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation, more than 30,000 adults and children in San Antonio and seven surrounding counties carry a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Each year nearly 2,000 parents, caretakers, and family members are supported by ABC autism services to ensure they can move forward to make the best decisions for their children.
Any Baby Can's 13th Annual Walk for Autism & Superhero 5K
Saturday April 22, 2017 (Rain or Shine)
7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Gates open at 7 a.m.
Superhero 5K – 8 a.m.
Walk for Autism – 9:30 a.m.
Helotes Cornyval Grounds – 12210 Leslie Rd. Helotes TX, 78023