This is my very first event where I have had the priveldge to participate on behalf of Autism Speaks and the many who benefit from this great organization.
While running is a passion for me and it has been my goal to run New York, this opportunity was brought to my attention by a close friend and co-worker who has a child on the Spectrum. I am thrilled to raise awareness and support for this awesome organization while running in her honor.
Please consider donating and making a difference!
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 1 in 59 children is on the autism spectrum.
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. They empower people with autism and their families with resources, online tools and information covering the life span.
Autism Speaks enhances lives today and is accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.
Thank you for helping me reach my goal. Your support is greatly appreciated!
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