Participants of 2015's Rainbow walk

Participants of 2015’s Rainbow walk

Autism West Midlands will be hosting a large event for World Autism Awareness Day 2016. The sponsored Rainbow Walk at Cannon Hill Park in Birmingham will be a great occasion to come together to celebrate the day and highlight the creativity of individuals on the autism spectrum.

Families from across the West Midlands and beyond will be celebrating the occasion with a 5k Rainbow Walk through Cannon Hill Park in Birmingham, from 2pm – 5pm. Participants are invited to dress up and wear coloured out-fits to show that “autism is seeing the world differently”. There will be many fun activities on the day, such as face painting, massages, mascots and a magic show.

Children and adults with autism can express their individuality and creativity by creating art in the park. Art pieces will be auctioned online during April to raise vital funds to support people with autism.

To join the Rainbow Walk or to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day through other fun activities such as “Silly Sock Day”, please visit: www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/fundraising/waam.

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2015’s Rainbow walk

Everybody is welcome to join the day and raise funds for people with autism. The walk is pushchair and wheelchair friendly.

Participants of last year’s Rainbow Walk said:

“This is such a great event to raise awareness for a condition that is very often misunderstood”, “We can’t wait for next year’s Rainbow Walk as this is an opportunity for us to meet other families with children on the autism spectrum and to show the world that autistic people are amazing and full of surprises”,“World Autism Awareness Day means a lot to me as this is the day where I can show others what autism means to me and how important it is to raise funds for charities such as Autism West Midlands”.