15 years ago we were blessed to welcome home our son, Anthony. Just over two years later, we would be given a diagnosis that would change all of our lives forever and would launch us into a world we knew little about. Our journey continues today. We have watched our little boy struggle with day to day tasks that are second nature to other children. He has had to work harder and longer than others to be able to communicate and engage with the world around him. While this journey has been long and sometimes scary and uncertain, he has come a long way! He is now in his freshmen year in high school and has become a loving, generous, funny and wonderful young man! He still faces many hurdles and struggles but each day presents a new opportunity to overcome and continue to grow!!
Anthony's continued success and progress are due to all of the support and guidance we have received through the years from Autism Speaks and it’s only through the dedicated support of people like you 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.
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