• Saturday, Apr 29th
  • Lake Erie Speedway–10700 Delmas Drive North East

Annual Walk for Autism



21st Annual Walk for Autism | Saturday, April 23, 2022






The Walk for Autism is our signature event which brings together thousands of participants and funds approximately 55% of our annual budget to maintain and increase our therapeutic programs and educational opportunities for individuals and families living with Autism in our community. After a two-year hiatus and a new venue, 2022 brought in 1730 walkers! Due to the tremendous support of our team captains, sponsors, donors, and walkers, we raised over $116,000!

We were honored to partner with our 2022 Walk Chair Family – The Mastrostefano Family – Theresa, Vinny, Gianni, and Donnie.

The Walk would not be possible without community support. 45 community members and businesses sponsored the 2022 Walk.

Platinum Sponsors

Wm T. Spaeder Company
Erie County Care Management
Jet Edge International
Lake Erie Speedway

Gold sponsors:

·         Port Erie Plastics ·         Pete’s Pub
·         Lakeshore Community Services ·         Achievement Center of LECOM Health
·        The Fred Amendola Team ·         Pizza Hut/Atlantic Development
·         Silkscreen Unlimited ·         Outlaw BBQ Revolution
·         Marquette Savings Bank ·         Margaret Taylor/Strategy Solutions
·         State Farm local agents ·         Plymouth  Tavern

Silver sponsors:

·         Team Marko ·         Community Care Behavioral Health
·         Barber National Institute ·         Highmark BC/BC – Allegheny Health
·         Service Coordination Unlimited, Inc ·         Stewart Concrete Masonry
·         TC Premium Property Maintenance ·         Toyota of Erie
·         Vintage & Soul ·         LAMAR
·         Vollentine, Ron & Carolyn ·         Walmart Foundation
·         Niagara Therapy

Bronze sponsors:

·         Bates Collison ·         Baer Appraisal
·         Great Lakes Data Racks & Cabinets ·         Transportation Solutions
·         Utz Quality Foods ·         Dorman Distributing
·         Lazeski Distributing ·         Curtze Food Services
·         Smith Provisions Company ·         Baer Appraisal
·         Great Lakes Case & Cabinet ·         Bates Collison
·         Southshore Construction ·         Jay and Mary Spaeder

Thank you to our team captains! 


Team pages are still open and available for donations.


#Team CJ Hope for Autism 2022 MTSD Spectrums of Light Team Grayson
#TeamHetrick2022 Iroquois School District Nevaeh’s Team22 Team King
#TeamJu IU5 Team Nygaard Navigators Team Lane
Andrea Gordon’s Fundraising Jaiden’s Light Outlaw Barbecue Revolution Team Malik 2022 Autism Walk
Bartlett Turtles 2022 Jake’s Snakes Owen’s Voice TEAM MARKO
Bison Strong Jaunting for Jonah Patrick’s Posse Team Rockdogs
Chautauqua Lake Boces Jefferson Elementary School PB & Wild Team SCU
Erie’s Public Schools Joshua’s Hammerheads. Regional Behavioral Consultant Team Shaffer
EUP CSD Team Page KaleidAScope Inc. Team Team #90 Team Tristin!!
EVERYTHING IS AWESOME! Kingston’s Crew Team Achieve Team Zucrew
F.R.I.E.N.D.S. of Autism Lakeshore Community Services Team Biggins The Fantastic Ferrares
Grace’s Place – ASNWPA 2022 Marquette Mpowered Team Breonna Theodore’s Team
Harborcreek Huskies Mason’s Voice TEAM CT Zaiden’s Voice
Hewitt-Cigar Hikers McKean Elementary Team Donovan Fox Fred Amendola Team 22
High 5 for Autism Mia’s Superheroes TEAM FAIRVIEW Team A’Kier

“No one who achieves success does so without the help of others.
The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” – 
Alfred North Whitehead

Thank you to local food trucks for joining and supporting the 21st Annual Walk for Autism!

Atacolypse          Happy Camper Snack          Lil Wagon          Taste of the Herd          Spaglish

Your Walk Committee ~

Walk Directors –

Dave Bartlett Jay Spaeder Jayson Spaeder Israel Wodarski
Mike Eisert Annie Eisert Wendy Zukowski Tish Bartlett

Walk Team Leaders –

Dave Steiner Richard Burmood Shanda Coleman Hope Martinson
Mary Spaeder Karen Kaiser Dan Wirley Kate Spaeder
Elysa Farrell Doug Boucher Bren Lindell Jim Flynn
Jackie Lazeski Bill Detich

Walk Photos

If you haven’t already, visit Facebook to view the official Walk photos provided by Carolyn and Ron Vollentine, and Ryan Hewitt.  Thank you, Carolyn, Ron, and Ryan for sharing your day and talents with us

22nd Annual Walk for Autism – Saturday, April 29, 2023

Please note: All pre-registered participants that meet the April 1st deadline are entitled to receive (1) commemorative Walk apparel. Autism Society NWPA DOES NOT guarantee the apparel unless you are pre-registered AND are present by 11:30 am the day of the Walk. We take no responsibility to reserve or deliver unclaimed apparel. All unclaimed apparel becomes the property of Autism Society NWPA.

Make a Walk Donation