Walking for Autism Awareness
Updated: May 17
by Cara Coombs
Seniors Lindsay Gilles and Lexi Baird are raising awareness for autism as their Senior Legacy Experience this year. They have chosen to raise awareness for autism because they don’t want people to look at it as a disease. They want to change the perspective by showing that it is easy to give kindness to others just as it is as simple as taking a walk.
Baird said, “We want people to understand that autism doesn’t define you as a person and that we love them as much as our own family.” Participants are encouraged to record or photograph yourself on a walk and post it on their Facebook page. You can also make a donation by going to their Facebook page and donating to Autism Speaks.
The hope that this event will bring the community together while also bringing awareness to autism. Baird explained, “My brother, Jonah Baird, has autism and I just wanted to show him the positivity there is in the world and that he won’t get discriminated against.”
In a time where our community needs kindness, please consider participating in the event and post your walk on their Facebook page!