Take A Hike Townsville Sunday 11 June 2017
Your support for just one day can change the life of a child forever! Walk, run or race your way around the stunning Townsville foreshore, and help create a lifetime of opportunities for a child with autism.
Did you know that 1 in 100 Australian’s are diagnosed with autism each and every year? For every 5 diagnoses, 4 will be boys. Autism does not discriminate and there is no cure. For over 10 years, AEIOU Foundation has provided Australia’s most effective intensive early intervention program.
Call on your colleagues, business associates, friends and family and get your team together today. All funds raised will be used to support children at our AEIOU Townsville centre.
Walk. Run. Race.
- 10.5km for the Sunday stroller
- 21km for the half marathon heroes
- 42km for the marathon maniacs
Once you have completed your personal challenge, join us and other Take A Hikers for a celebration BBQ at the finish line.
So, dust off those trainers, start taking the stairs, and get your feet on the street for children with autism. You can be the difference!
AEIOU Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing best practice, full-time early intervention and learning programs, individually tailored for children diagnosed with autism. Early intervention is clinically proven to give children with autism the essential life skills for education, social interaction, inclusion and reveals their real and unique potential.
The organisation was founded in 2005 by Dr James Morton AM and his wife Louise when their young son Andrew was diagnosed with autism. They discovered a lack of effective therapy and set about to find the best outcomes. Working with other parents, the first school was opened in 2005 and now has 8 centres across Queensland and 1 in South Australia.
Autism is a lifelong disorder and is more prevalent than childhood cancer and diabetes combined – there is no cure, but our program provides positive outcomes with 70% of our children transitioning into mainstream schooling.
AEIOU's early intervention evidenced based program helps create brighter futures for children with autism and their families. Our vision is to ensure every child with autism is provided with maximum opportunities to reach their full potential.