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This will be our 6th year walking on April 28 for our son Jude. He was diagnosed with being on the Autism Spectrum June 22nd, 2012. It was the day our lives changed forever. This journey has highs and lows for family members of those affected. We walk for Jude and to raise awareness and funds for Autism Speaks as they are helping with families dealing with the diagnosis.
First let me give you some of the hard facts about Autism Spectrum Disorder. In 2018 the CDC determined that 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. (1 in 37 boys and 1 in 151 girls) The mission of Autism Speaks is to change the future for all who struggle with ASD. The organization tackles this goal in several key ways including funding critical research that helps identify genetic and environmental risk factors, developing new treatments to reduce autism symptoms, promoting awareness and providing valuable resources, grants and outreach.
This annual walk gives us an opportunity to tell you about our “1 in 59” and hopefully make Autism a little more personal. Autism has been a part of our life for almost 7 years now and we have definitely had challenges, set backs and progress. Jude is currently at an amazing school we are so thankful for everyday! He attends Lionheart in Alpharetta where they love, nurture and teach him how he can learn. Outside of school he gets Speech, Occupational therapy, Hippotherapy and Floortime Therapy. Jude’s last year has been a year of the most growth we have ever seen. We contribute that growth to all the wonderful people that are in Jude’s world. Jude has taught us what hard work is and has showed us how to love unconditionally. We could not be more proud of him!
Lastly we want to thank our Amazing Family and Friends! Jude would not be where he is today because of all of you! Thank you for accepting and loving him for who he is and thank you for raising awareness.
Please share our story and we hope to see you all on April, 28th. Click on Join Our team and register to walk with us.
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|4/28/2019||Atlantic Station - Pinnacle Lot~1371 Market Street~Atlanta, GA 30363||8:00am - Registration Opens~9:00am - Opening Ceremonies Begin~9:30am - Walk Begins~12:00pm - Event Concludes||Kaitlyn Morris 770-451-0570 x 77964 firstname.lastname@example.org|