2017 Walk For Hope and Family Fun Day

Saturday, April 08, 2017



Register or Donate now by using the links on the right.


Walk For Hope is an annual family oriented event which aims to increase autism awareness while raising funds to support people with autism and their families. Money raised allows Autism Society Acadiana to provide stipends for families to attend autism-related seminars/conferences; award mini-grants for teachers and professionals; and host local conferences/workshops/trainings on autism topics. Proceeds also support our administrative office and resource facility. We strive to make a positive impact on families affected by autism, assisting them as they travel along in their journey.

Pre-Registration Fees:  

$20 for adults ages 13 and up, which includes a t-shirt (please select a t-shirt size)

$15 for ages 4-12, which includes a t-shirt (please select a t-shirt size)

Children 3 years and under  - $0 (Do not select a t-shirt size unless you would like to purchase a t-shirt. They are available in Youth XS for $5.00 for this age group. Please register any child 3 years or younger even if you do not want a t-shirt.

Pre-registration has been extended to 11:59pm CST on Sunday, April 2nd. Event t-shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register online, by mail, or in person at our office.

Onsite Registration Fees (Day of event):  $20 per person. Children ages 3 years and under enter at no charge.

Walk Details:  Onsite registration and sign-in for pre-registered participants begins at 7:30AM.

The one mile walk starts promptly at 9:00AM at the front of Blackham Coliseum and will proceed down Cajundome Blvd to the Cajundome and back to the Coliseum, followed by great family fun until 12PM. Food and soft drinks will be available, while supplies last.

Activities: assembling small building kits; fun jumps; balloon artist; art activities; carnival games; face painting; and gaming trailer with indoor/outdoor video games.

Music: Provided by Domingue’s Disc Jockey Service.

Awards:  Awards and recognition will be given at the event to the top 3 teams that raise the most funds during the pre-registration time frame (January 30 - April 2). One prize will be awarded for the most creative t-shirt design. Call 337-235-4425 or email Contact@AcadianaAutism.org to request the t-shirt contest entry form.

** Please visit our Facebook page Autism Society of Acadiana and find the Facebook event called 2017 Walk For Hope and Family Fun Day and share the Event with your family and friends.