The puzzle piece symbolizes “the mystery and complexity of autism spectrum disorders.” Use of bright colors “signals hope — hope that through increased awareness of autism, and through early intervention and appropriate treatments, people with autism will lead fuller, more complete lives.” (Source: Autism Society)
On race day, we will have a “puzzle board.” We invite participants to decorate a puzzle piece to reflect their reason(s) for participating in the Dan River Autism Awareness 5k.
Because race day can be busy, we encourage you to print your own puzzle piece at home, and decorate it ahead of time. Here’s how:
- Print paper puzzle pieces on colored paper, and cut them out. Use the template below, or create your own.
- Decorate the puzzle piece with a written message or drawing reflecting your reason(s) for participating in the Dan River Autism Awareness 5k. You might include a fact about autism, or you might write the name of someone you know who has an autism diagnosis.
- Bring your puzzle piece with you on race day, and add it to our puzzle board (near the registration area).
Contact me to share your ideas for raising autism awareness or to join the 5k planning committee.
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