The program is directed by James Adams, a professor in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
This year’s Zoowalk at the Phoenix Zoo (455 North Galvin Parkway) will be Saturday Oct. 3, with registration from 6:30 to 8:30a.m., and a resource fair beginning at 7 a.m. and closing at 11 a.m.
Children, teens, adults, grandparents, students and corporate teams are invited to participate in the family-oriented event. All proceeds go directly to fund research to find effective treatments for autism.
Adams says the event will provide funding for several important studies, including the National Autism Treatment Effectiveness Survey to rate the relative effectiveness of all types of autism treatments.
It will also fund the studies Treating Gut Problems in Autism and Treating Mothers of Children with Autism – which involves screening for health problems in mothers of children with autism, and treating those who have abnormal biomarkers.
In addition, proceeds from Zoowalk will fund startup of an eight-year project that will follow 150 families with autistic children from preconception to age 5 years.
For more information, see: www.zoowalk.org