Why We Walk for Autism Speaks
We are walking as a family in the Greater Boston Walk for Autism on Sunday, October 6th to raise funds for Autism Speaks. This will be our 12th year walking as Team Brian Socking it to Autism and raising awareness for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). As many of you know, this cause is important to us because our 18 year old son Brian was diagnosed with autism many years ago.
This year Brian would have graduated High School. Instead, Brian's path will look very different from his peers because Brian has Autism. We don't know what that path looks like for Brian right now, but we want to help him figure that out. His school is trying to help him figure out what kind of work he wants to do when school ends. He has successfully worked on a farm, at a library, in the cafeteria at school and at a grocery store. He is a conscientious worker and has many other strengths as well. He is kind and caring. He loves music, going to the movies, taking walks, traveling, cooking and math. He is super smart and funny and a great brother to Danielle and Ben. He also struggles on a daily basis to communicate and fit in. This is why we walk every year, to raise awareness and fund research for ASD so we can help to make life better for Brian.
Team Brian needs your support. An estimated 1 in 45 children in the US are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders each year, so please consider making a donation today. Be sure to ask if your company has a matching gift program. Thanks in advance for your generous support!
As always, we welcome and encourage friends and family to join us at the walk. Just sign up on-line as a team member. It's always a fun-filled day and Brian and our family enjoy it very much.
With love and appreciation,
Margie, Jimmy, Ben, Brian and Danielle Sockol – “Team Brian - Socking it to Autism”
Team Brian - Socking it to Autism
I earned my Walk Tee Shirt!
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