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I finished one Race and now I'm onto the next--this time with Autism Speaks! I'll be running the Dopey Challenge in January 2020 as part of the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. That's 48.6 miles in 4 consecutive days. It will be a challenge, but it doesn't compare with the challenges that families across the spectrum face because of a simple lack of awareness.
Some of the most inspiring people in my life are individuals with autism. Will you help me raise awareness about their strengths while I test mine?
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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