Raising Funds for Autism-Related Services and Support
I'm participating in the Autism Speaks Walk in Cincinnati for the fourth year in a row. As a child I was diagnosed with developmental delay, language delay, and severe behavioral handicap. It wasn't until 2010, when I was in my twenties, that I was diagnosed with what was formerly known as Asperger's Syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism. Asperger's was removed as a separate disorder by the DSM-V in 2013 and is now under the broader Autism Spectrum Disorder umbrella.
I also have a brother and a nephew that have autism, both of whom were diagnosed during childhood.
As of 2018, autism is now prevalent in 1 in 59 children, and adults like myself are receiving a late autism diagnosis due to not being diagnosed (or misdiagnosed), during childhood. Autism is a permanent developmental disability that cannot be cured. And Autism Speaks is NOT looking to cure Autism. Here's how your donation to Autism Speaks WILL help:
- Advancing research into causes and better treatments (NOT cures) for Autism Spectrum Disorders, related conditions both through direct funding and collaboration.
- Increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorders
- Working toward solutions for the needs of individuals with autism and their families across the spectrum and lifespan, through advocacy and support.
Please consider making a donation for individuals like myself, my brother, my nephew, and my friends and colleagues whom are on the Autism Spectrum.
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|5/18/2019||Coney Island ~6201 Kellogg Ave. ~Cinncinnati, OH 45230||8:30am Registration~10:00am Opening Ceremonies~10:15am Walk~11:00am After Party~(Wristbands for access to rides~at Coney Island will be given~to TEAMS with a minimum of $20~in donations at registration.)||Amy Schinner 513-290-8355 email@example.com|
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