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Burkhart Center Hosts Pick-up Party for Virtual Autism Awareness Walk Kits

Amanda Castro-Crist

April 21, 2021

Burkhart walk logo

This year, the annual Autism Awareness Walk will span two days, with a virtual walk kit pick-up party on April 24 and the virtual walk on April 25.

Texas Tech University's Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Research will host a drive-thru, virtual walk kit pick-up party for the 2021 Burkhart Virtual Walk for Autism Awareness.

1-3 p.m. Saturday (April 24)

Burkhart Center, 2902 18th St. Click here for directions to the kit pick-up event.

Students, faculty, staff and the Lubbock community are invited to show their support for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) awareness by participating in the 2021 Burkhart Virtual Walk for Autism Awareness. The two-day event is free and open to the public and will begin with a drive-thru, kit pick-up party on Saturday at the Burkhart Center. Attendees are asked to stay in their vehicles and wear a mask at all times.

The pick-up party will include music, special guests and one virtual walk kit per family. There also will be free T-shirts, one per person in the vehicle (up to five total), while supplies last. The kits will include information on local ASD resources, ideas on how to participate in the virtual walk and activities for children. Participants are encouraged to wear their team shirts, decorate their vehicles or display signs honoring someone with ASD.

The virtual walk, which will be held on Sunday (April 25), serves to raise awareness of ASD while celebrating the lives of individuals living with ASD, their families and the professionals who work with them. Participants are encouraged to follow the Burkhart Center's Facebook page for updates before and during the event.

Click here for more information, a full list of sponsors and to register for the virtual walk.