Why are the happy CAMPers walking?
Hi, thank you so much for your help! In October of 2018 our amazing funny wild child, Camp, was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) level 1. Camp has always been extremely smart, almost too smart, he could say Xylophone as one of his first words. At 5 yrs old he has memorized multiple Dr Suess books, the scientific name for almost all types of dinosaurs, he knows his 3d shapes, and loves going to school! Even though he is brilliant, Camp struggles immensely with social interactions, he mimicks movie quotes and shows when he is feeling insecure, which for other 5 yr olds can seem a bit odd. He also isn’t a fan of loud noises and gets confused why he can’t jump off of high places or pet animals growling at him.
Camp amazes us everyday with his ability to learn and overcome obstacles and love others and be so sweet. We are walking to help not only raise money for research but also raise awareness for these incredible awesome, cool kids. Autism is not a disability in our minds, Camp just sees the world in a different but beautiful way than others and We want others to see him for that.
I'm walking to raise funds for the mission of Autism Speaks - to fuel innovative research and make connections to critical lifelong supports and services for the autism community. Please support me by donating and help me meet my fundraising goal - and you, too, can join the team and make an impact for people living with autism!
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