As many of you may know, I have an amazing, vibrant grandson whose name is Kai. He has autism BUT every day he shows us that autism doesn't have him. His ability to find enjoyment in the simplest things is astonishing and is also what makes him so special. The more he learns about himself; the more he gives us hope. This hope has encouraged us to learn more about autism and devote more time to supporting efforts to improve the care for all individuals with autism.
I'm walking to raise funds for the mission of Autism Speaks - to fuel innovative research and make connections to critical lifelong supports and services for the autism community. Please support me by donating and help me meet my fundraising goal - and you, too, can join the team and make an impact for people living with autism!
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!
Maria Krystofik, Area Senior Director