Orem, UT—May 20, 2022 – This year’s Kids On The Move Walk for Autism features a 1-mile course around the Kids On The Move and Intermountain Healthcare Campuses. Finish line festivities include bounce houses, food trucks, activities, drawing, meet and greets with U of U and BYU Football players, and more! When you participate in the Kids On The Move Walk for Autism, you are racing for a cause. Benefiting the Kids On The Move’s Autism Center, this event is one that will leave its participants feeling educated, motivated, and inspired. The event will be held on Saturday, June 18th in Orem, Utah.
Proceeds will go toward serving children and adolescents ages 18-months and older in the Kids On The Move (KOTM) Autism Center. The Autism Center provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy to help children with autism reach their full potential.
Autism is extremely prevalent in Utah where 1 in every 48 children are affected by this diagnosis. The Center for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) states that Utah has the second highest rate of autism nationwide. The Walk for Autism was designed to bring community members together to support a cause that is extremely widespread and close to the hearts of many Utahans.
I would like to share a story with you: One of KOTM Autism Center clients, Daniel, struggled to communicate his wants and needs leading to frustration, tantrums, and banging his head. Through his hard work and the help of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, Daniel is now able to use pictures to request things he may want or need and is even using sentences of increasing perplexity. Everyone has noticed a drastic increase in the amount of time that he spends smiling instead of crying.
The Walk for Autism is an event that brings together community members that continually support many children like Daniel. For the 2022 Kids On the Move Walk for Autism event, participants and volunteers can visit https://www.eventcreate.com/e/kotmwalkforautism
Kids On The Move, Inc.
Kids On The Move, Inc. (KOTM) is a nonprofit organization located in Orem, UT. KOTM supports the development of young children and families by “empowering families, one child at a time.” KOTM is the local, proven expert in child development and family resources with five main pillar programs: the Autism Center, Early Head Start, Early Intervention, Childcare, and Respite Care. For more information about Kids On The Move, please visit www.kotm.org, or call 801.221.9930