Registration opening late spring 2021!

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Thank you for supporting our 2020 Every Step Counts Walk & 5K Run!

Over $100,000 raised

for the Howard County Autism Society and Baltimore-Chesapeake Autism Society


Each year, the Howard County Autism Society’s (HCAS’) Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run brings together those touched by autism and members of the wider community in a supportive, energizing, fun environment. The event traditionally featured a 5K run and a 4K walk around Centennial Lake in Ellicott City, MD. In 2021 however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was reimagined as a hybrid event with on-site and virtual event options. Participants elected to walk or run at Centennial Park on October 3, 202 OR participate virtually at a time and location of their choosing.
HCAS was excited to partner with the Autism Society of Baltimore-Chesapeake (ASBC) to bring the 2020 Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run to life.
Together, We Can Make a Difference! For over 27 years, the Howard County Autism Society has served individuals with autism, their families, and community by providing information, support, and advocacy; promoting awareness of autism that values the dignity and uniqueness of each individual; and working to improve the quality of and access to services and to educational opportunities. Nationally the prevalence of autism is estimated at 1 in 54 births by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  The overall rate in Maryland is about 1 in 52–one of the highest in the country-and Howard County has the highest incidence of autism per capita in the state owing to the quality of its educational system, support services and accepting community.
Now more than ever, #Every Step Counts so that we can continue to provide critical services, raise awareness, and educate the public about the complexities of autism.



Thanks to your support, we raised over $65,000
through this event in 2019!

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