We walked as a family in the Greater Boston Walk for Autism (virtually this year) on Sunday, October 4th to raise funds for Autism Speaks. This was our 13th 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 19 year old son Brian was diagnosed with autism many years ago.
At 19, Brian is going to school (remotely at the moment) and can't wait to get back to his vocational jobs. His school is trying to help him figure out what kind of work he wants to do when school ends at age 22. 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!
With love and appreciation,
Margie, Jimmy, Ben, Brian and Danielle Sockol – “Team Brian - Socking it to Autism”