Welcome to Krista Diiorio's Autism Speaks Personal Page!
As many of you know, I am getting ready to run my first half-marathon at the most magical place on earth this February! Not only are half-marathons a huge personal accomplishment, but also a HUGE fundraiser for a lot of really great causes. I have chosen to support Autism Speaks, an organization that provides solutions for children and adults touched by autism, as my partnering charity.
My time spent in pediatric healthcare has brought to my attention how important resources are for those who are living with autism. I have seen first-hand, when kids with autism have access to the proper programs and support services they need, they thrive not only in their personal lives, but also within the community. Unfortunately, access to these important resources is not a reality for everyone. This is why foundations like Autism Speaks are so important.
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. The Autism Speaks organization aims to provide advocacy and support while increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder and advancing research into causes and better interventions.
Thank you for helping me reach my goal. Chances are, you know or love someone who is living with autism. Please help me to support them. Your donation is greatly appreciated!
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