(KTVI)- Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the U.S, affecting one in 68 children.
Autism only receives 5 percent of the research funding of many other childhood diseases.
On October 11th, 20,000 people will meet in Forest Park for the 12th Annual St. Louis Walk Now for Autism Speaks event.
Chairperson Kelly Patrick and her daughter Kaitlyn, who is on the autism spectrum, tells us more.
St. Louis Walk Now for Autism Speaks event will provide a Resource Fair and Adult Initiatives Corner.
Children activities will include bounce houses, face painting, costumed characters, balloon art & more!
Live music and entertainment will also be provided.
St. Louis Walk Now for Autism
Central Field in Forest Park
Saturday, October 11th
Registration: 8:30 am
Walk starts: 10 am
For additional information call (314) 989-1003 or visit : walknowforautismspeaks.org