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Why We Walk

The Imagine Walk and Family Fun Day for Autism is The Autism Project's largest fundraiser. In 15 years, we have raised over $1 Million to directly fund important, therapeutic programming for children, teens, and young adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their families, and the many professionals and community members who work to support them. 1:68 children are diagnosed with an ASD - which translates to over 10,000 Rhode Islanders. Your donations to the Imagine Walk allow The Autism Project to grow and keep up with the rapidly increasing need for ASD  resources and programming in our state, and they help to make certain we can accommodate every family that turns to us for assistance. Do not underestimate the impact your gift makes!  You are helping to transform the lives of children and teens with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as the lives of their families.   Thank you, again, for your generosity, and for giving parents hope and the opportunity to help their children succeed for a lifetime.


We reached out to one of our top fundraising teams, Team AlphaSaurus, to ask what the Imagine Walk means to them. Here's what the four incredible moms who co-founded this team had to say:

"Team AlphaSaurus was created in 2014, and since our first Walk, we have raised over $30,000 for The Autism Project! We walk in honor of our sons. Our boys are some of the bravest and strongest little guys we know. They endure hours of much needed therapy and are making progress every day! While none of us as parents planned on this journey called autism, our tour guides sure are cute! The outpouring of love and support from our friends and our families is what helps us face the daily challenges that autism brings. For this, we are eternally grateful. We are back for our 4th Imagine Walk this year and we know it's going to be AU-some! Please join us on April 30, 2017! It means more than you will ever know!"

This is why Team AlphaSaurus walks. Why do YOU walk?

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