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Team SSS (Superheroes Sam & Shayne)

Raised $1,145
Walk Goal $2,500



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!

Orange County Walk

Honda Center Arena



Noah Mestas

Orange County Walk

Team SSS (Superheroes Sam & Shayne)

Welcome to Team SSS also known as Team Superheroes Sam & Shayne 

We are very excited to participate in this year’s Autism Speaks Walk together and hope you will join us to celebrate our Superheroes Sam and Shayne! Sam and Shayne’s moms became friends a few years ago when they both were part of a dear friend’s wedding. They quickly bonded over stories of being first-time moms, navigating this new journey. Over the years, they stayed in touch, getting together for mom nights, playdates and birthday parties. But their bond became closer when their sons were both diagnosed with autism. 

While it has come with challenges, it has also come with a new understanding of what this diagnosis means. If you’ve met Sam and Shayne, you know that they each have their own set of incredible strengths. They truly are our superheroes! And what better way to celebrate and raise awareness and acceptance, than to join forces and start a team! You can learn more about Sam and Shayne on their mom’s pages. Kym Hannah (mom to Sam) and Julie Cozort (mom to Shayne).

Thanks for stopping by! We hope you will support us through a donation or even better, join us on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at the Honda Center in Anaheim. ​

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!

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