The Autism Society will host an annual Autism Walk and Resource Fair next week

The Autism Society – Inland Empire’s Annual Autism Walk and Resource Fair takes place April 9 at Palm Desert Civic Park from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This event is held annually to raise funds for the many services and support the Autism Society provides to its children, adults and their families.

Like Gabriella Robbie, 12, who has autism. Her parents discovered her when she was three and the Autism Society has been a huge help to the family every step of the way.

“From the beginning, there were support groups for parents. They would have special training in support groups. They would have different businesses and different resources,” explained Suzanne Waverick, Gabriella’s mother. “They were connecting us with resources that were really helpful because it was really overwhelming.

The list of resources the Autism Society helps with is endless. Not only does it help in this way, but it also hosts many events that help meet the needs of people with autism.

“With Gabby’s autism symptoms, it’s really hard for us to be part of traditional activities like going to traditional birthday parties or you know being part of the community, going to events in the community because symptoms and behaviors that she has because of autism,” Waverick said. “So the autism society will actually welcome a lot of really cool stuff.”

Everything the Autism Society does is made possible through great fundraising events like the annual Autism Walk.

100% of proceeds from this event will go directly to the programs and services it offers to continue to help and empower people with autism.

For more information on the walk, you can check out the Autism Society website.