ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — Hundreds took to Bates Memorial Stadium in the City of Progress for the Autism Acceptance Festival to celebrate Autism Awareness Month.
This is the second year of the event it was called the Autism Acceptance Walk last year, but this year they wanted to make sure that they are not only walking around the track but also providing fun-filled events for everyone.
The event took place from 11 until 1 on Saturday.
Organizers say the goal of the event is to provide families a place to come out and celebrate the unique individuals in their lives while also educating people about autism. A developmental disability that impacts 1 in every 36 people.
“Autism looks different for every individual,” Beacon of Hope ABA owner, Shelby DiPilla said. “Everyone on the autism spectrum is just like every other person, they have their own interests, and the more we are including of them the more they can thrive and the better we all we will be as a whole.”
Organizers say they were happy with the turnout and are excited to hold this event again next year.