Walk to Benefit Children with Autism Set for April 2

Written by Michael Castellon

Date: March 28, 2006
CONTACT: Michael Castellon, m.castellon@ttu.edu

LUBBOCK – The lives of children with autism and those who support them will be celebrated at a community walk hosted by Texas Tech University at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 2.

The Hands For Hope Walk for Autism will take place at the Coronado High School track located at 3307 Vicksburg Avenue. The event is free to the public. Participants will receive free t-shirts while supplies last.

The event will feature inflatable jumping castles, face painting and balloon artists.

There will also be an information fair for participants seeking information about services and support for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

The event is sponsored by the Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research.

“It’s important for us to raise awareness and celebrate those with autism spectrum disorders and there is no better way to do that than to involve the community,” said Dr. Robin Lock, co-founder of the Burkhart Center. “We invite the entire community to come celebrate with us.”

For more information or to register for the event, visit http://www.educ.ttu.edu/edsp/burkhartproject/Frequently_Asked_Questions.htm


CONTACT: Dr. Robin Lock, co-director of the Jim and Jere Lynn Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research, (806) 742-1998, or robin.lock@ttu.edu