Train Walk is The National Autistic Society’s sponsored walk for families.
The money you raise by taking part will help us to support people affected by autism in your local area. Whether you choose to organise your own event or get involved with one taking place at a location near you, you’ll be helping us to make a real difference to people’s lives.
The distance of the walk is chosen by the event organiser to suit the ages and abilities of the children taking part, and they can take place just about anywhere: in your local park, playground, playing field or other suitable locations.
The majority of events will be taking place from 21-24 May 2010, but some may be planned for alternative dates at the discretion of the walk organiser.
- Autism is a serious, lifelong and disabling condition.
- People with autism can find it incredibly hard to make sense of the world. Everyday life can be confusing, meaningless or even frightening. Understanding and communicating with other people is particularly difficult – which can leave people very isolated. Without the right support, autism can have a profound – sometimes devastating – effect on individuals and families.
- 1 in 100 people in the UK have autism. Together with their families they make up over two million people whose lives are touched by autism every day.
- Despite this, autism is still relatively unknown and misunderstood. Which means that many of these two million people get nothing like the level of help, support and understanding they need.
Find out more about Train Walk and a walk near you