My sister-in-law and her family formed team Support Squad to participate in the Boston Autism Speaks walk on 10/15/23 on behalf of our two children, Lena and Tyler, who are both on the autism spectrum. Lena was diagnosed soon after her second birthday and is now 8. Tyler was diagnosed at 18 months and is now 7. The beginning of this journey for our family was filled with fear, sadness, and uncertainty, but has morphed into where we are now, celebrating every single victory, big or small, and full of encouragement and hope for the future. Both Lena and Tyler are thriving in school and continue to amaze us every day with their strength and perseverance. The strides they have made came with the help from specialists, services, and a supportive/inclusive community. Any donations would be extremely appreciated to help ensure that these vital resources are available to all those who need them. We would also love to grow our team if you would like to support by joining us!
In addition to coming together in person to help create a world where all people with autism can reach their full potential, each Walk will retain the fun, remote-participation options introduced last year. Your safety is our priority — and no matter how you choose to participate, your support will be recognized and celebrated. Our community is stronger together, and we can't wait to celebrate one another and the amazing impact we are making together for people with autism and their families. Whether near or far, let's rally together on Walk day!
Greater Boston Walk
Beth Whitney, New England Field Manager