Lakes Area Autism Network will hold a “Run for Autism” 5K and 1 mile event on November 2, 2019 at Wawasee High School. Our goal is to bring about awareness and support for families and individuals touched by autism spectrum disorders.This annual event has raised funds that have allowed us to contribute in the following ways: Grant Funds: The grants are allowing families and professionals to purchase needed supplies, supports and equipment, attend training events and access other resources as they strive to improve the life of an individual with autism. Annual Training Event: In March LAAN presents an all-day training in our community for parents, professionals, and other community members. Sensory Friendly Movies: LAAN and the North Pointe Cinema host free sensory friendly movies for our families. Sensory Inclusive Community: LAAN is working to create a community that welcomes and supports those individuals on the autism spectrum through sensory materials and training. We provide free sensory kits to families and businesses.