As a family we have decided to participate in our first ever Autism Community Event! We are super excited to be walking in the Autism Speaks Walk! This last year and a half has truly opened our eyes to Autism. All of Autism: the struggles, the challenges, and the beautiful side of it. Early detection, early diagnosis and early intervention is not an easy process or cheap one at that! Furthermore, understanding Autism and having awareness and ACCEPTANCE for Autism is where we could all do better. Reid is perfectly imperfect and our journey with his Autism, while at times is challenging, has been one of the most rewarding!
Today, over 70 million children and adults are affected by autism. Each of them, have unique strengths, challenges and potential. Autism Speaks will be there for them. You and I can be too.
It’s only through the dedicated support of people like us that Autism Speaks can continue their vital mission work. Each year, the Autism Speaks Autism Response Team makes direct contact with tens of thousands of individuals looking for advice or guidance and more than one million people access their free nationwide autism services and resources. They continue to partner and support research to improve the lives of people with autism by investing in science that will allow more personalized treatments and therapies. You can find out even more about where your fundraising dollars go at autismspeaks.org/our-work.
Please join me by donating to help me reach my fundraising goal. Together, we have the power to enhance the lives of people with autism and make a meaningful difference. Thanks so much for your support!