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2023 Bridge Walk for Autism and Free Sensory-Friendly Museum Night

The Bridge Walk will be held rain or shine on Thursday, April 20 at 5:00 pm! In the event of storms, the walk will be held INSIDE the Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids MI 49504.

Join Hope Network and more than 1,000 community members on Thursday, April 20, 2023, as we walk for inclusiveness. For neurodiversity. For the belief that everyone, everywhere, deserves a chance to be included.

The Hope Network Bridge Walk for Autism is more than an event for the autism community. It’s a rally for inclusiveness—for community members, businesses, and local leaders alike to come together for a hope-filled evening.

But wait, there’s more!

In celebration of Autism Acceptance Month, Hope Network and the Grand Rapids Public Museum are teaming up to host a complimentary sensory-friendly night for autistic children and their families.

This special Grand Rapids Public Museum event will include free Museum admission and the museum staff will adapt the sounds, lighting, and activities within their current exhibits to create a low-sensory experience.

Spots are limited for the Sensory Night following the Bridge Walk, so be sure to register early.

NOTE: This year, pre-registration for both the Bridge Walk and the Sensory Night at the Grand Rapids Public Museum are REQUIRED.

Event Agenda

4 pm – 5 pm: Check In Opens/T-Shirt Distribution

5 pm: Program begins

5:15 pm: Walk across the Blue Bridge

5:30 pm: Walk Concludes / Sensory Night at the Grand Rapids Public Museum Begins

7:30 pm: Event Concludes

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Register Now to Secure Your Spot

Downtown Grand Rapids Blue Bridge
The Blue Bridge
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504