This Saturday, hundreds of people will be lining up to walk or run in support of autism awareness in several locations around the state.
The Autism Society of Alabama's annual walk is set for April 6 at Veteran's Park in Hoover. The run begins at 7:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 9:30 a.m.
The ASA says one in 88 people, and as many as 45,000 Alabamians, are affected by the autism spectrum disorder. Events like the Walk for Autism are designed to give resources to families with autistic children.
"Great strides are being made in Alabama; however, there is much more work to be done. Following the Walk for Autism, you’ll be able to speak with parents, board members and staff regarding the needs for improved services in the state," a press release from the ASA states.