The 15th annual Hearts and Hands Walk/5K Run for Autism & Family Fun Day will be held on September 22, 2018 at the beautiful Francis Farm in Rehoboth, MA. This event is the signature fundraiser for Community Autism Resources (CAR). We are a 501C-3 nonprofit agency and we provide a variety of vital services, at NO cost, to over 3000 families whose children and adult sons/daughters have an Autism Spectrum Disorder. We have been providing these services and supports for 25 years! Our families live in the 82 cities and towns in Southeastern MA, including the Cape and Islands, which comprise our service area. When you participate in the Hearts & Hands Walk/5K for Autism, you can rest assured all of the money raised stays local and will help make the lives of people on the Autism Spectrum better!
According to estimates from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network (ADDM), about 1 in 59 children have been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ASD is reported to occur in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. ASD is estimated 4 times more common among boys, than among girls. The valuable input we receive from adults with ASD, families and professionals sustains our continued focus on assisting and educating families and professionals so that they can better meet the needs of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This includes helping families as they face the daily challenges that ASD brings and to connect people with the community resources they may find beneficial.
For all walk questions, please contact Crystal Medeiros, Development Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (508) 379-0371 ext.22
FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!
Family-friendly activities supported and provided by the following:
- People Incorporated
- The Narrows Center for the Arts
- The Children’s Museum
- Fall River YMCA
- United Way of Greater Fall River
- Fall River Fire Department
- Fall River Police Department
Games, live music, giveaways, arts and crafts, open playtime and so much more!
Local historian, Taylor Silva, Head of Reference Services, Fall River Public Library, will explore “The Rivers and the Rail” and how nature and the railroad provided a transportation network that spurred the development of Fall River industry and commerce. Best for ages 16 and up. FREE. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the park and join us!
All programs are free and open to the public. An adult must accompany children. Reasonable accommodations available upon request. Free parking is available in the DCR Lot at 5 Water Street, Fall River. For more information, please call DCR Fall River Heritage State Park at 508-675-5759 ext. 500.
Ticket information to follow – please stay tuned!
Our Harvest Bash celebrates the successes Groundwork Southcoast are “harvesting” this year. There will be delicious food, wine and beer, wine tastings, a silent auction, raffle prizes and more! We will have some special guest speakers including members of the Green Team! We hope you will join us to celebrate our harvest. Donations for this event will be the needed catalyst to launch our 2018 – 2019 school year Green Team program!
TO REGISTER CALL 508-837-8359
This mobile market provides FREE, fresh fruits and vegetables. The fruits and vegetables are donated by The Greater Boston Food Bank.
1. Food is distributed on a first come, first-serve basis
2. Bring your own shopping bags