I am the mom of a child with autism. Last year, my son was evaluated by the Connecticut Birth to Three program and we were told that he meets the criteria for autism. This opened the door for him to receive services and the support that he needs.. but for me, it opened the door and let anxiety, stress, and mom guilt in. It was incredibly difficult to process in the beginning. Sometimes it still is. At first I thought why me, but now I think… who better than me? The universe chose the right one. I get to wear my Mom and Social Worker hats at the same time. I will continue to fight to create opportunities for my son to thrive. He is the reason we are participating in the Autism Speaks Walk. Please consider joining our team or donating! It would mean more to me than you would ever know!
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!
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