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About the Walk:

The Summit Center Autism Walk is a community-wide effort to raise funds in support of Summit’s programs and services in Western New York.  The Summit Center services children, young adults, and families affected by autism.  You are invited to enjoy a four-mile or half-mile family-friendly walk with festivities and fun.  It enables  people like you to be a part of something truly life- changing for families affected by autism in your community.

The Summit Center Autism Walk promotes autism awareness and acceptance in the Western New York community.  Bring your whole family out to walk in honor of your child, student, neighbor, or friend.


Who We Are:


For more than 40 years, The Summit Center has given hope to Western New York families affected by autism and developmental,
social, and behavioral challenges. Summit is considered a Center of Excellence, serving 2,700 children and young adults through Early Intervention & Education, Behavioral Health, Community & Family Support, and Adult programs and services.

How the Funds Are Used:


As The Summit Center’s largest fundraiser, 91% of every dollar raised by participants and community partners directly benefits the
individuals we serve.

Proceeds from our annual Walk are used to cover the gaps in reimbursement rates for our programs and services.  There is no out-of-pocket cost to families for the majority of our programs and services.  Our mission is to maximize success for the individuals we serve.  Without these fundraising dollars many of our programs and services could not operate.