• 31-01-2017

Get your cape and mask at the ready and join Autism NI’s little heroes this Autism Awareness Day for our Sponsored Superhero Walk.

Autism NI are holding a Superhero-themed Sponsored Walk on Sunday 2nd April 2017 at Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park at 10.00am, which will coincide with numerous activities and campaigns organised globally to support the UN designated day for Autism awareness.  The event will see families enjoy an action-packed day meeting their favourite Superheroes and taking part in our activities including a treasure hunt, bouncy castles & face painting. Refreshments will also be provided on the day.


Autism NI’s Fundraising and Marketing Officer, Rachel Gribben said, “We are absolutely delighted to hold a family event in support of Autism Awareness Month this year. Everyone is encouraged to come along and dress up as their favourite Superhero for the day and join in with our fun activities. We chose a Superhero-themed day as children with Autism are unique, especially with their ability to excel at their talents and interests and also their sensory processing can be amplified compared to Superheroes and their ‘super powers’.

As Superhero legend Spiderman says ‘with great power, comes great responsibility’ and we really do have a responsibility as a Charity to raise awareness and understanding of Autism to the wider community. Fundraising events like this are vital in the work we carry out and help us provide life-changing services and support to the 30,000 families affected by Autism in Northern Ireland.”

To register for the Superhero Sponsored Walk please click here or contact Rachel Gribben at Autism NI on 028 9040 1729 (Option 3) or email

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