The annual walk is the culmination of Autism Awareness Month.
Registration for the 11th annual Burkhart Walk for Autism Awareness is now open, and organizers are encouraging members of the Lubbock and Texas Tech University communities to show their support.
The free event, which is organized by the Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Research at Texas Tech, takes place from 2-4 p.m. April 24 at the John Walker Soccer Complex. Participants can register here.
Burkhart Enterprises, KLBK-TV, KAMC-TV, Parkview Pediatric Dentistry, the Blue Star Foundation and the S.S. Foundation are the leadership sponsors for the event. Walk sponsorships are still available. Contact Susan Voland at (806) 834-1331 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
The Burkhart Center is dedicated to helping people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families live full lives. The center offers education for teachers, research opportunities and events and resources for the ASD community. The Transition Academy, the center's flagship program, has about 16 area students learning life and job skills. Project CASE is part of a five-year grant to assist students with ASD in earning a college degree.