As many of you are aware, my inspiration for fundraising is my 12-year old son, Russell. Diagnosed with autism at age 3, Russell is an incredible boy whose interests include meteorology, Legos, and video games. His attention to detail, focus on tasks of interest and questioning mind are awesome! Russell is why I fundraise for Autism Speaks. Whether it’s increasing societal understanding of autism, helping drive autism research, facilitating the transition to adulthood, or providing reliable information to people with autism and their families, Autism Speaks supports those programs that matter to me and will directly affect Russell’s welfare!