GETZVILLE, N.Y. (WKBW) — Saturday was the 20th Annual Summit Autism Walk in Getzville which featured more than 1500 participants. Before the day began Summit had already raised more than $250,000 of their $300,000 goal.
“1 in 59 is the occurrence of autism almost everybody knows someone with autism," Stephen Anderson, CEO of the Summit Center, said. “I don’t know how parents do it to be honest with you, it’s difficult to raise any child let alone a child with autism. They’re so active and there’s so much need but yet they still get up everyday and face the problem with great grace. I’m always amazed at how great they are to work with.”
The Summit Center provides more than 30 programs for 2300 adults and children with autism and other developmental challenges. All proceeds go towards programs and resources at the Summit Center, for more information click here.