Shine at the Minot Walk for Autism

April is National Autism Awareness Month and bringing it to an end, the Minot Center for Pediatric Therapy will be sponsoring the Second Annual Minot Walk for Autism this Saturday. The walk will take place at Oak Park starting at 10 a.m.

The theme for the second annual walk is “You Shine” and the goal is to simply connect people and raise awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder. At their first walk last year, they had more than 100 people attend.

“Overall, we’re hoping to get more families connected in our area to increase support and awareness of ASD,” said Kylee Geer of Minot Center for Pediatric Therapy.

They will have information available about a local fundraising campaign that walkers take part in if interested to bring the program Wings for Autism, Wings for All to the Minot airport.

It offers programs that allow individuals with ASD and families to do a sort of rehearsal at an airport to help alleviate some stress of traveling. The program gives them an opportunity to practice entering the airport, obtaining boarding passes, going through security and boarding a plane.

Walkers can start a team, join a team or walk on their own. The walk is open to anyone and free to take part in. Registration can either be done in advance on or on the day of the event at Shelter 7 at Oak Park.

Registration will take place at 10 a.m. with the walk beginning at 10:30 a.m.