4th Annual Walk for Autism

Saturday, September 16, 2017
Location: River Park Square (Plymouth)
Early registration encouraged
Registration begins at 11:00am
Walk begins at 1:00pm sharp

Upcoming Events

Nothing from September 21, 2018 to March 21, 2019.

Photo of the moment

THE HISTORY

Autism Resources of Marshall County (ARMC) was founded in 2006 by several education, community professionals, and family members in the county, as a way to better serve individuals and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders. The objective was to provide services and resources, or access to as well as educating the community about Autism.

The organization began to raise money for their efforts through cookie sales, T-shirt sales and a local walk in April, which is Autism Awareness Month.

In 2013, Autism Resources of Marshall County partnered with Plymouth Chapter No. 49, Royal Arch Masons, to organize and successfully implement its first Walk for Autism, which was held in September of 2014. Enough contributions were received to enable the group to establish its first Summer Camp (2015) for the individuals impacted by Autism. Camps were held during the summers of 2015, expanded in 2016 and are now an annual event.

In 2015, the partnership between Autism Resources and the Masons was solidified when they applied for and were granted a 501(c)(3) designation as a non-profit corporation; which gives contributors more opportunity to donate with tax deductible capability.

In April 2016, a committee was formed to provide ongoing monthly recreational activities, like bowling and dances in the community, for teens and young adults with Autism. To follow these monthly activities, check us out on Facebook.

The ARMC

Autism Resources of Marshall County Inc. is a non-profit corporation and is operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or the corresponding section of any future Federal or State tax code. ANY financial contribution that you make to Autism Resources of Marshall County is tax deductible.

ALL financial contributions to Autism Resources of Marshall County are administered and utilized locally, and all contributions go directly to our purpose of helping young people. No monies are forwarded to any state or national entity; and there are no paid Staff, Directors, Interns or Volunteers within the Corporation.

ARMC Board of Directors

Member

Vice President

Treasurer

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Secretary

THE FUTURE

The challenge has been great … but the need greater!  Autism Resources of Marshall County is looking forward to expanding their Summer Camp and providing monthly recreational activities in the community by enhancing their available resources and developing new ideas to help those on the Autism Spectrum.  Your contribution and volunteer efforts will make Autism Resources of Marshall County a true success!

But the TRUE winners will be … all those individuals impacted by Autism!

Facts About Autism

  • Autism is a Spectrum Disorder.
  • 1% of the population of children in the U.S. ages 3-17 have Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder is the fastest growing developmental disability in the U.S.
  • Autism now affects 1 in 68 children; 1 in 42 boys
  • Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average.
  • Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism.
  • There is no medical detection or cure for autism; however, autism is treatable and not a hopeless condition, due to early interventions.

Looks like someone really enjoyed Pigeon and Hen ceramics today!!

The kids have really enjoyed their sign language classes ever

OUR WORK