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Media Contact: Jess Block, 909-706-8525 or

IRVINE, CA- Experience the power of thousands united by autism at the 8th annual Orange County Walk Now for Autism Speaks at The Irvine Great Park, El Toro Field, 6990 Marine Way, Irvine, October 13, 2012.

The 2011 Orange County autism walk hosted 8,000 people and raised $358,000, this year’s walk is expected to be even larger. Walk Now for Autism Speaks is North America’s largest grassroots autism walk.

Members of the media are invited to attend the event, interview and photograph participants, volunteers and special guests. Registration begins at 8 a.m., the opening ceremony is at 9:30 a.m. and the walk kicks off at 10 a.m.

Powered by volunteers and families with loved ones on the autism spectrum, this fundraising effort generates vital funds for autism research and raises awareness about the increasing prevalence of autism, the fastest-growing serious developmental disorder, and the need for increased research funding to combat this complex disorder.

ABOUT WALK NOW FOR AUTISM SPEAKS: The 8th annual Orange County Walk Now for Autism Speaks 2012 event will take place October 13, 2012 at The Great Park, El Toro Field at 6990 Marine Way in Irvine, CA.

ABOUT AUTISM SPEAKS: Autism Speaks is the nation’s largest autism advocacy organization, dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism, and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

ABOUT AUTISM: According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), autism now affects about 1 in every 88 American children, including 1 in 54 boys. Autism is a complex condition that affects a person’s ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by behavioral challenges.


For more information contact:

Jess Block, Autism Speaks Publicist, at 909-706-8525 or, Brian Han, Orange County Walk Director, 323-297-4771 or

Public Information, 323-549-5000

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