Autism Awareness and Events

Autism Awareness
The Royal Ball Run for Autism raises funds, awareness, and greater acceptance for royally remarkable children and young adults on the Autism spectrum. To date, our signature events, the Royal Ball Run for Autism Race and Royal Ball for All Carnival has provided more than $150,000 in financial assistance for autism programs and services in the Quad City Area, which includes, the Quad Cities Autism Center, scholarships for speech and language therapy, peers program, Blackhawk Area special education and others.

We also provide a community of support for families of autism through parental networking, social skills development, and celebration/awareness events for families and their extended family and friends to come together. The fact that 1 in 68 children are now diagnosed on the spectrum means there are approximately 5,600 individuals in the immediate QCA (Rock Island, Moline, East Moline, Davenport, and Bettendorf) who are on the spectrum.

Taco Fundraiser
April is Autism Awareness month and to kick off our fundraising and promote our annual run, on Tuesday, April 3rd we are hosting the 7th annual Taco Tuesday from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at The Camden Centre located at 2701 1st St E. Milan, Illinois. A free will donation is accepted which includes 2 tacos, rice & beans, chips, salsa & a drink). There will also be a bake sale, race registrations, and fun raffle items at this event. See the flyer located on the kiosk in the gathering space.


Royal Ball for All Carnival and Fun Run
Friday, June 22, 2018 at The Camden Centre, 2701 1st Street East, Milan, IL from 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Royal Ball for Autism Walk, 5K, and 5-mile run
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 855-885 4th Street West, Milan, IL from 7:30 – 10:00 am.

For more information on about the Royal Ball events visit or talk to Scott and Anne Holtan.

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