Hormel Historic Home hosts fundraiser for Autism Friendly Austin


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(ABC 6 News) – The Hormel Historic Home in Austin held its annual “Stepping out for Autism Walk” on Sunday.

It’s part of the mission to create an Autism Friendly Austin, which aims to promote understanding and provide support for inclusion and acceptance for autism and special needs through engaging, training, and educating our entire community. 

The walk is Hormel Historic Home’s biggest fundraiser for the year, with all proceeds supporting its year-round autism programming.

Beth Tobak, the Community Autism Resource Specialist, says the walk was “extremely successful,” receiving an overwhelming amount of support. Tobak predicts this year possibly set a record for donations.

The walk took place from 1-3 p.m., followed by lunch and raffle prize giveaways.