2nd Annual Quad Cities Autism Resource Fair

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According to the CDC, 1 in 59 children are now diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Royal Ball Run for Autism will be hosting the 2nd annual Quad City area Autism Resource Fair to introduce families to over 40 local service providers which offer resources, support, and programs that can help.

 “Despite the prevalence of autism, readily available resources for families managing a diagnosis – or even determining whether their child has autism, has not kept up with demand,” said Jen Hartmann, president of Royal Ball Run for Autism (RBR). “We actually started Royal Ball Run to not only raise awareness, but to invest in and connect families with local programs and services that can help.”

 During the resource fair, the RBR organization will unveil the first-ever Quad City area comprehensive autism resource guide – The Royal Guide. Seeded with a donation by the Quad City Parrothead Club, the online guide includes traditional services such as speech and language therapy, guidance for where to turn for a diagnosis, and even parent-recommended referrals for service providers such as dentists, daycares and barbers. 

 “Parents are often confused and uncertain where to turn,” said Steve Inman, resource coordinator for RBR. “The resource fair and our new guide, The Royal Guide, have been designed to take that stress out of the equation, and to offer some guidance on where to turn. Sometimes that might even mean knowing which service providers are comfortable working with children on the spectrum.”  

 All listings in the resource guide were recommended by parents and were then contacted to be included. More information and a link to the guide will be shared during the resource fair. 

Taco Tuesday 2016

Royally kick off autism awareness month and our 5th Annual Royal Ball Run season by joining us on Thursday, March 31 for our annual Taco Dinner - hosted this year by Rudy's Taco's! 

Taco dinners featuring beans and rice can be purchased by making a donation to Royal Ball Run! 

Featuring: Kate's Scarves, fun raffle items, a fabulous bake sale, and free blue light bulbs to light it up blue! Plus, get registered for this year's race, pick up your Royal Ball Run yard sign, or sign up to volunteer! 

To-go containers will be available!

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Logan Nolin

Logan Nolin is a designer, currently working for Curiosity in the Windy City. In 2013, he graduated with a BA honours in Marketing Communications from the University of Westminster. Logan enjoys making cold brew, traveling, and has a deep love for sour candy. You can learn more about Logan here.

Royal Ball Run 2015

Congratulations to our 2015 champions, Agok Ayuen - Female Champion and John Darmody - Male Champion!

John Darmody broke his own Royal Ball Run course record with a time of 15:49, leading a record field of participants for the 4th Annual Royal Ball Run.

For complete race results, please click the following link: http://onlineraceresults.com/race/view_race.php?race_id=47821

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Logan Nolin

Logan Nolin is a designer, currently working for Curiosity in the Windy City. In 2013, he graduated with a BA honours in Marketing Communications from the University of Westminster. Logan enjoys making cold brew, traveling, and has a deep love for sour candy. You can learn more about Logan here.