Autism is a neurobiological disorder that affects at least 35,000 children and adults in the in the state of Illinois. Currently 1 child in 50 will be diagnosed on the Autism spectrum. Autism has reached epidemic proportions. Proceeds from the Rally for Autism will fund the Autism Society of Illinois, organizations that serve the Autism community.
The Autism Society of Illinois plays a vital role in assisting families affected by Autism. The Autism Society provides educational seminars, information and referral services, promotes advocacy and legislative activism, connects families with resources and emotional support, and raises Autism awareness. Your generosity will help individuals and families fill in the pieces of the puzzle known as Autism.
From the race director
The Autism Society of Illinois 11th Anniversary Rally for Autism is approaching fast! Join us on August 17th at Independence Grove in Libertyville for another quality event! You can register at www.signmeup.com/89247. For the runner, again this year we will have event-specific medals, chip timing and tech fabric t-shirts making this a high quality running event! Family members with autism get a special 5K participation rate and there is no charge to come and check out the autism resource area. Along with food and a fun fair for the kids there is something for everyone at the Rally! We know you have a choice of many 5K races and autism events and we are thrilled that so many of you come back year after year and hope you will choose the Rally for Autism once again!
Past Event Benefactors
Autism Society of America
Autism Society of Illinois
MainStay Therapeutic Riding
Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County
Warren Special Recreation Association
Alexander Leigh Center for Autism
Midwest Therapeutic Riding
Horsefeathers Therapeutic Riding
Best Buddies - Mundelein High School, Grayslake Central and North High Schools
Autism Research Institute
Resources for Community Living
Round Lake Special Recreation