Offcanvas top

Mila's Army

Raised $5,152.15
Walk Goal $4,000



Help us reach our goal!

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!

Long Island Walk

Jones Beach - Field 5



Eddie Russo, Manager, Field Development NY

Long Island Walk

Our tough little cookie has helped us see the world differently and has taught us that love needs no words.
Our tough little cookie has helped us see the world differently and has taught us that love needs no words.

Mila's Army

On October 8th our family will be participating in the Autism Speaks Walk. Please consider donating, any amount is greatly appreciated! To all of our friends and family, please join our team (using the link provided) and come walk with us! If you plan on doing so and want a team t-shirt, please reach out to me.

As many of you already know, this cause holds a very special place in our hearts. To know Mila is to love her. She is a free spirit and likes to live on the edge lol. Mila reminds me a lot of myself, only she's way better. She is silly, energetic, strong, happy, smart and so affectionate. She is our little hot pepper and she is the absolute best!

Mila was reaching all of her developmental milestones as a baby. But around 1 1/2 years old Brian and I started to notice some regressions. We knew deep down inside where this was going to lead us. With her diagnosis came many mixed emotions, so many worries, unanswered questions, guilt, helplessness, you name it, we felt it. And at times we still feel it. But more than anything, it has brought our family closer and has helped us see the world differently. Mila may not say much, but she has taught all of us that love needs no words. Brian, Luca, Landon and I have her back and would do anything for our girl. Needless to say, Mila is in good hands. We are also blessed to have such amazing friends and family to support us through this journey. My mom, dad, brothers, SILs, nieces, nephews, titis, tios, cousins, BILs, etc. are the BEST of the best and I couldn't be more thankful that Mila has them as her support system as well. We are Mila's Army !

Don't be "sorry". Be inclusive, be more accepting, be aware and always be kind.

When you join our team, you become part of an amazing community of the most passionate and committed individuals, families, friends and professionals - all dedicated to helping people with autism reach their full potential. The incredible support of people like YOU over the years has made it possible for Autism Speaks to meet so many milestones - advancing life-enhancing breakthroughs in autism care, providing more free, personalized support, increasing childhood screening and intervention resources and working to create a more accepting, understanding and inclusive world for our broad and diverse community. But with more than 70 million people affected by autism today, there is still much more to be done. Please join the team - set your fundraising goal - and start making a difference today!

View More