Young Voice Is Heard By Autism Task Force

OSWEGO, NY – As the Oswego County Autism Task Force gears up for the fourth annual “Family Fun Walk” for Autism this April, feedback and suggestions were welcomed at a recent planning meeting from a young participant of previous years.

Pictured are Arlo Olson with Dinah Olson, OCTAF treasurer.
Pictured are Arlo Olson with Dinah Olson, OCTAF treasurer.

Minetto fourth grader Arlo Olson has attended the event each year with his mother Dinah who serves at the task force treasurer.

Arlo shared many valuable ideas and suggestions that could help the event grow and expand activities for children and parents.

Arlo made suggestions about children’s activities, marketing, and raffles for this year’s upcoming walk.

“Hearing Arlo’s ideas gave our task force additional insight that we have missed over the years as organizers,” noted OCTAF chair Julie Chetney. “We are seriously considering some of his suggestions for this year’s event.”

The “Family Fun Walk” is planned for April 24 at Leighton School and the Wilber Track and Field in Oswego.

For more information about OCTAF or the walk, call 349-3510 or visit


  1. It sounds like Arlo is quite a boy. I am so glad he offered his valuable insight and that it was taken seriously. It promises to be a successful and enjoyable event. Way to go Arlo (and Aro’s mom)!

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