April has been a whirlwind of activity for our AutismOklahoma family. We enjoyed being part of creating the smiles on the faces of thousands of families who participated in our variety of events. 

The biggest autism event in the state of Oklahoma, the PieceWalk & 5K, will be a Jurassic success! Thousands will line the streets downtown to experience our 30 ft dinosaur, Jurassic Jeep, Resource Fair, Dig N Dash Kidz Zone and more. So far, 250 teams have signed up to honor someone they love who has autism.
Donations to the PieceWalk are accepted through May 31, so If you haven’t made a donation this year, you still have time. Your gift allows us to provide free programs to thousands of Oklahoma families and individuals affected by autism. 

Look no further and b e a part of the PieceWalk and 5K , Oklahoma’s largest autism awareness event. We invite you to walk, run, volunteer or make a donation.
This year’s Green Tea was the best ever!  
With over 100 in attendance, the tea was packed full of smiles, pretty dresses, and loads of talented girls sharing their voices.

The Autism Showcase came from our vision of helping individuals with autism to shine!   Applications were taken from individuals, PieceWalk Teams and groups who wanted to participate. Ten vendor artists showcased and sold their works to a crowd of 275 people. One first time group were students from the School Choice art class.


Today’s Therapy Solutions is a dedicated friend and partner of AutismOklahoma for 10 years. Groovin’ for Autism started with a kick off by co-owners Tara Warwick and Kelli Marshall. An amazing DJ, dancing, auction and raffles created contagious energy. The event raised over $7,000 for AutismOklahoma and our safety program Piece of Mind, and the Autism Center of Oklahoma. Thank you Today’s Therapy Solutions!


Extreme Racing at Remington Park
Zebras and ostriches and camels, oh my! We cheered our ostrich on to a disqualified win after he bucked off his jockey. Thank you Remington Park , for picking us as a Charity Partner!

Edmond All Sports Greg Biagini Memorial Baseball Tournament
We are grateful to Edmond All Sports for selecting AutismOklahoma as the beneficiary of proceeds from this year’s tournament. Over the weekend, 48 teams played ball, enjoyed great food, and bid on auction items, and our friend, Jordan, got to throw out the first pitch!

AO Ambassadors spent the day at the OKC Southwest Airlines Reservation Center to support Autism Awareness and Acceptance month.

 A live painting demonstration from Bee’s Knees raised money for SWA’s PieceWalk team. 

Thunder Autism Awareness Night
The OKC Thunder featured AutismOklahoma at the Thunder versus Grizzlies game on April 11th! 



AutismOklahoma and Microsoft have developed a beautiful partnership providing opportunities to individuals with autism with interests in computers and programming.
 
The OKC Penn Square store made signs for the PieceWalk & 5K and held a series of camps, and Tulsa’s Woodland Hills store held Hour of Coding, Windows 10 apps, and Fresh Paint camps for our AutismTulsa families.



Autism Day at the Capitol
The annual autism day at the Capitol was held April 23rd. Meeting our legislators and providing information about autism is essential to helping Oklahoma become more autism aware. Thank you to everyone who participated. 




Youth Advisory Board Application


AutismOklahoma is accepting applications for its Youth Advisory Board. If you are, or know an outstanding teen, please encourage them to apply today.