WALK TEAM CAPTAINS: emails were sent last week (April 17th) with important dates and team information. If you did not receive an email, please contact the office (814) 455-3540 or email: info@autismnwpa.org. We are asking all team captains to review your online team list to ensure you do not have missing walkers or mystery walkers. Team Box pick-up will be held Thursday, April 26 from 8:00am to 7:00pm and Friday, April 27 from 8:00am to 12:00noon. Team boxes not picked up will be available at Team Check-in on Saturday, April 28 at 9:00am. Thank you for organizing a team for the 17th Annual Walk for Autism! #AutismNWPAWalk

Thank you for supporting the 17th Annual Walk for Autism by leading a team of walkers.

A Walk is always more fun with family, friends, and co-workers!  Now creating and fundraising for your team is easy with our custom web pages!  Team awards available for Most Creative FundraiserStar Team, and Most Funds Raised (3 categories).

NEW 2018 – Team Captain Incentive Awards!

  • #1 Incentive – if your team raises $1,500 or more in donations/walk registrations, the team captain(s) will earn 2018 Commemorative Walk hoodie or crew sweatshirt (maximum 2 per team). Deadline to qualify is Wednesday, April 18th. PLEASE NOTE:  The sweatshirts are a team captain incentive only and are not available to purchase.
  • #2 Incentive – For every $500 your team receives in donations/walk registrations, the team captain will be entered into a drawing for Brantly Gilbert concert tickets and a gift certificate to Plymouth Tavern. Example:  $2,000 raised – you will be entered four (4) times! Deadline to qualify is Wednesday, April 18th.
  • #3 Incentive for returning teams – the  team with the highest percentage increase in donations/walk registrations from 2017, will win a gift certificate to BrewErie and four (4) Erie Otter Tickets (2018-2019 season) Deadline to qualify is Wednesday, April 18th.

Have you created your team page?  SIGN UP NOW


Team Zucrew


Team JAB




Team Registration form (use for walkers that do not register online)

Before the Walk

  • Register your team.


    Team Mason

  • Give your team a unique name. — In 2017, we had 70 teams!
    • We highly recommend that you do NOT use a team name that is similar to one that already exists. For example, if there is already a “Team Joe” please do not use “Joe’s Team” or “Joe”.
    • Try to use a name that will make it easy for family, friends and friends of friends to recognize.
    • If your team is named after a person, please consider adding a last name initial.
  • To make it easy to gather your team on Walk day, choose a location at BEACH 11 where you will meet your team and notify members in advance.
  • All teams are required to have 5 members by April 20, 2018 to be a qualified team.
  • Online registration will close Tuesday, April 24 at midnight. Individual on-site registration will be available at the Walk.
  • Team Awards will be presented at the Walk during the pre-walk announcements (10:45 am). To be considered for a Team Award, you must:
    • Register your team
    • Have at least 5 members
    • Have your funds submitted to Autism Society NWPA by Wednesday, April 18, 2018. We welcome additional donations at the Walk, but those will not count toward your team total for the purpose of the Team Awards presented at the Walk.
      • Team Awards include:  Most Funds Raised (3 categories); The Star Team Award; Unique Fundraiser Award.  Please refer to the Team Packet and Information Guide page 4 for more information to qualify for the awards
  • Use social media to get your team and donors excited about the Walk. #AutismNWPAWalk

Official Walk T-Shirts and Team Boxes

  • All teams are required to have 5 members by April 20, 2018 to be a qualified team with a Team Box. Members of teams with less than 5 people will pick up their Walk t-shirts at Pre-Registration.
  • All qualified teams will have Team Boxes containing the information necessary to distribute team members’ t-shirts and gather additional last-minute donations.
  •  Team Boxes will be available for pickup at the Autism Society NWPA office:
    • Thursday, April 26 from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
    • Friday, April 27 from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
  •  Team Boxes not picked up in advance will be at Team Registration at the Walk, beginning at 9:00 am

At the Walk

  • Captains receiving Team Awards will be notified in advance so they can be available for the Awards presentation.
  • Team Captains should plan to be at the Walk by 9:00 am to distribute t-shirts to team members and get organized for team pictures.
  • If you haven’t already picked up your team members’ 2018 commemorative Walk t-shirts, please check-in at Team Registration located on the back side of the REGISTRATION tent.
  • You are welcome to store your extra Walk t-shirts at Team Registration during the 2 mile walk.  Don’t forget to come back and get them!
  • Team pictures will be taken at the BEACH 11 near the startline from 9:00–10:30 am. Team pictures will be posted on the Autism Society NWPA website, Facebook page, social media, and used in future publicity.