Did you know the average office worker only walks around 3,000 steps a day? This is well under the recommended daily average of 10,000 steps. It's even less now more of us are able to work from home!

Get together with your colleagues and sign up to Walk for Autism and take the first step towards a more connected staff environment and better team wellbeing. Not only will you make a difference, you will also change the lives of autistic people!

Increased physical activity can reduce stress, absenteeism, lead to happier, healthier, more satisfied staff and improved productivity.

Walk for Autism is an easy, fun and rewarding way to boost staff activity levels, encouraging and enjoying a more energetic workplace and meeting corporate social responsibility goals.  

Because it is a virtual event, you and your colleagues can set up a team (or teams) and fundraise together with a shared target. This means everyone can take part – no matter their location, lifestyle or schedule (so there can be no excuses!).  

It's easy!  Pick a team leader, the team leader registers and creates a fundraising page.  The team leader then logs into their page, clicks on 'Create a team', picks a cool team name and then the Team Leader invites colleagues to join the team.  

All your colleagues from accross the UK and Ireland can take part in the same team.  It's virtual so anything is possible! 

You may find a 30 minute morning, lunchtime and evening walk does the trick if you are fast on your feet, or you can take on the 10,000 steps in one go if you fancy a bit more of a challenge.

Which department team will raise the most money? A bit of healthy competition never hurt anyone!

Could your employer 'match fund' your fundraising? See our 'HOW TO FUNDRAISE' page for our useful 'Employer Match Fundunding' document.

Benefits of taking part in Walk for Autism

Workplace Benefits

  • Easy and rewarding team building activity
  • Encourages staff to work together
  • Creates a fun environment
  • Promotes social connections
  • Happier and more motivated staff
  • Reduces stress
  • Increases productivity

Taking part in Walk for Autism shows how much your workplace cares about autism. 

Health Benefits

  • Improves health and wellbeing
  • Boosts energy
  • Aids relaxation and clears the mind
  • Improves confidence and mood
  • Helps manage weight
  • Provides a sense of achievement and satisfaction
  • Promotes healthier blood pressure
  • Builds stronger bones and muscles

Taking part in Walk for Autism is good for you, good for your workplace and good for autistic people!