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3rd Annual Smart Walk for Smart Kids with LD
October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The event is a community gathering bringing together families, friends, supporters and professionals while raising funds for the organization’s educational and youth mentoring programs, parent networking support, pre-school literacy program, and extensive, award-winning digital resources for families. Registration is at 12:00 pm.
The afternoon will celebrate the strengths and talents of young people with learning disabilities and ADHD, and empower parents and children, in addition to rejecting the stigma that still attaches to these issues. Robert Tudisco, a nationally known disability rights attorney with Barger & Gaines, author, and motivational speaker, will lead the opening ceremony. Tudisco will speak about the promising future these young people can look forward to, and the importance of their parents in serving as their champions and advocates. Students from Norwalk’s Crystal Theatre, the performing arts program for young people, will perform at the ceremony, in addition to a talk by a student speaker.
Children attending the event will enjoy games, crafts, face painting, a photo booth, refreshments, and an ice-cream truck. Families, individuals and teams are invited to walk the 2-mile scenic route at their own pace. The Walk will take place rain or shine, and provides an opportunity for the members of a community that includes as many as one in five children, as well as adults and professionals to come together to celebrate these children’s potential. As one participant in the 2019 Walk commented, “It gave everyone touched by LD or ADHD such a sense of home and community.”
Registration for the Walk is $15 per person, with a maximum of $50 per family, and includes a t- shirt in addition to one free ice cream for each child 16 or younger.