Heroes for Autism 5K/10K
August 30, 2014
Magnuson Park, Seattle

On August 30, 2014, ASW hosted the Heroes for Autism 5K/10K Run to support our first responders training program!

The run, which was our first 5K/10K event, was held at Magnuson Park in Seattle on what was one of the few rainy Saturdays of the summer! What luck–but what a great turnout! How inspiring to see so many people come and brave the weather. We had a great time and hope to repeat the event next year.

Thank you Cascade Service Dogs for the pooch smooches. Your booth was a hit! Lots of great information about service dogs in support of individuals with autism too!

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First Responder Training
September 8-12, 2014

First Responder training held in King County, Spokane and Vancouver. 

Thank you Sergeant Jimmy Donohoe and Captain William Cannata, Jr, for our first series of trainings for first responders and for family and community members!

Sergeant Jimmy Donohoe is the creator of the Take Me Home program and Captain William Cannata, Jr., Retired, has been a member of the fire service for more than 30 years, and is the Program Director of the Autism and Law Enforcement Education Coalition formed in 2003. He is also the parent of a child with an autism spectrum disorder.

The consensus from participants in all three locations was we need more of these. We plan to do just that! At least one agency has plans to implement the Take Me Home database and bring these two back for more training.

If you would like to be part of this program, please contact us and get involved.



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