Join us for our 8th Annual Active for Autism 5K Run/Walk and Fun Fest.





Our Active for Autism 5K Run/Walk & Fun Fest promotes awareness, acceptance, and inclusion of those affected by autism. This event provides community education while generating partnerships with families and organizations across the Greater Baton Rouge eight-parish area.

Our Active for Autism 5K Run/Walk & Fun Fest is on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, in conjunction with National Autism Awareness Month. We are proud to announce that we are now an RRCA Certified 5K!

Proceeds from this event support Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge’s program–Resource Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (RCASD). RCASD provides individualized services, information, and support needed to positively enhance the independence, productivity, and inclusion of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders.



Join our Volunteer Planning Committee!

Every year our 5k/Walk and Fun Fest is successful in part because of our extraordinary volunteer committee members. We need folks to help us get secure corporate sponsorship, organize in-kind donations, solicit silent auction donations, organize food and beverage, etc. After our initial meeting next Tuesday, volunteers will be broken into sub-committees to tackle each task at hand. We have a conference call-in number, so even if you can’t make one of the meeting dates below we’d love to have you! If you’re interested, please reach out to us by calling our office at 225-216-7474 or emailing us at [email protected]!

AFA 17 Committee Meeting Schedule

Become a Sponsor! 

Sponsors are crucial to Active For Autism. We have 5 levels of sponsorship ranging from the Presenting Sponsor for $10,000, Platinum Sponsor for $7,500, Gold Sponsor for $5,000, Silver Sponsor for $2,500 and Patron Sponsor for $500 – $2,499. Click on our Sponsorship Packet below to see what each level of sponsorship entails.  Sponsorship Packet





                                Become a Vendor!

Each year we have Vendor Booths at the event from various clinics, non-profits, and centers in the Greater Baton Rouge. Vendors often host fun, kid-friendly activities so that parents may receive information about the vendor’s various services. Check out our Vendor Booth Registration document for price points. 

Vendor Booth Registration

Create Fundraiser at School or Work!

Check out the different ways your school or your office can get involved in the 8th Annual Active for Autism Certified 5K Run/Walk FunFest
  • Create a team of faculty and staff when you register! Everyone is invited to walk, but wouldn’t you like to walk with YOUR school or office’s team of friends, family and/or coworkers?
  • Hold an alternate dress day at your school or office as a fundraiser with proceeds going to benefit the walk. For example, have everyone in your office or school pitch in $5 to wear jeans for the day. 
  • Encourage friendly competition among your staff and/or other schools in your district.
  • Encourage your sports teams and cheerleaders to line the 5K run path or just volunteer to help out.

AFA School Flyer

Team Captain Flyer


Donate to our Silent Auction!

When you donate an item to our silent auction, you help our program and increase your brand awareness! Past donations have included art, d├ęcor items, gift baskets, cookbooks, designer purses, portrait packages, sports memorabilia, restaurant & hotel gift certificates and vacation packages, electronics, salon or spa packages. Items valued at a minimum of $50 are preferred. Donation deadline is April 18th. Please donate before this date to allow time for processing.  Silent Auction Donation Agreement



                                                Make an In-Kind Donation!

We also accept in-kind donations! For example, every year we need items like ice, food, bottled water, sunscreen, etc. Fill out this form below if you’d like to donate something in-kind! 

In-Kind Donation Agreement





Email us at [email protected] or visit to register as a volunteer. Our volunteers do various tasks from helping us set up the 5k route signs, to passing out water and snacks, breaking down the site, logistics assistance, and much more. It’s a great way to make a difference in your community! When you sign up, stay tuned for more information on what to expect as April 22 approaches!



AFA 2017 Flyer 

Team Captain Flyer 

AFA School Flyer

Faces of Autism – Submit Your Photo!

Sponsorship Packet

Vendor Booth Registration

In-Kind Donation Agreement

Silent Auction Donation Agreement

Press Release – AFA 2017