Kelberman’s 2023 Walk for Autism, sponsored by Lead Sponsor the Fitness Mill and Platinum Sponsors Birch Wealth Management, Charles A. Gaetano Construction, Mastrovito Hyundai, Patrick Heating, Inc., Scalzo, Zogby & Wittig, Inc. Insurance and WCNY, was held at The Fitness Mill on Saturday, April 29th from 9am to Noon. The Walk for Autism, which encourages friends, family members, school groups, businesses, etc. to walk to raise autism acceptance within our community, saw over 600 people at the event and more than 200 others walk with their businesses, organizations and neighborhoods. Overall, the Walk raised over $160,000 for autism services for children, adults and their families, plus helped to promote autism acceptance throughout our community.
According to Dr. Nicole DeRosa, Chief Clinical Officer at Kelberman, “Awareness and acceptance of autism is crucial particularly now given the new statistic, according to the Centers for Disease Control, that 1 in 36 children is diagnosed with autism. Kelberman is here for individuals and their families providing recreational, diagnostic, community, employment, and therapeutic supports.”