The Global Autism Project is a non-profit organization that builds local capacity to create sustainable centers of excellence for individuals with autism in under-resourced areas worldwide.
Paddling is the technical term for kayaking.
Yes! The staff from the Global Autism Project all have experience with children with autism. Additionally, picture schedules and other visual supports are available to help kids have a safe and enjoyable experience on the water.
No, of course not! While the event is accessible to children with autism, everyone is invited.
No. We'll help you out!
Yes, this event is sanctioned by the American Canoe and Kayak Association (ACA) and has an ACA instructor present.
All you have to do is ASK! Ask everyone! Your friends, family, co-workers, anyone! You can do it- ask 10 people to give you at least $10 each and, look! you just collected $100. There is no limit on the maximum!
Shorts and a t-shirt or long-sleeve shirt if it's cold! Some folks also like wearing a hat to reduce glare from the sun. You will also be required to wear a life jacket!
You can ask the sponsors to make their checks payable to the Global Autism Project, or you can also visit our secure online sponsorship page at: FirstGiving.com: Global Autism Project. This is the fastest and easiest way to donate.
All donations should be turned in on the day of the paddle!
If it's safe (no thunder or lightning) we'll be on the water! Pack a raincoat!
As long as there are ten or more participants in a group, we can hold a specific half hour time slot which will allow your group to paddle with others they know and have priority over general public participants. To register for a time slot, please email us at email@example.com or call our NY office at 718.228.7431.
No problem, we'll have boats available for people who walk-in as well. These spaces will be limited, but they are available.
Anyone here can help you sign up and answer basic questions.
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The net proceeds from the event will be used to allow the Global Autism Project to continue providing training to existing Autism Centers in underserved communities Worldwide. We currently have partners in Ghana, India, Peru and Kenya and continue to expand. In the near future, look for us in even more places! Additionally, several local organizations will benefit from the proceeds as well.