Inaugural Walk to Support Children with Learning Disabilities
The 1st Annual Smart Walk for Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities will take place on October 21 at noon at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport. The community event is intended to empower parents, celebrate kids with learning disabilities and ADHD, and combat stigma.
The walk will help raise funds for educational programs, youth mentoring, parent networking, extensive resources and more. Individuals, families and teams are welcome to walk the approximate 1.5-mile scenic route at their own pace.
There are additional activities available for children. Register in advance online or on site. The entry fee is $15 per person. Parking is free. The event will take place rain or shine.
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities’ website, blog, e-newsletter and regional educational programs empower parents to become effective advocates for their children. Smart Kids also emphasizes the importance of nurturing a child’s interests and strengths, and works to dispel the stigma and misconceptions about learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders.