My name is Daniel H. Colón, I'm almost 5 years old, and I enjoy eating fruits, fries, and chocolate ice cream. I also enjoy spending my time dancing, learning about the solar system, and the human body, and playing with my "numberblocks". When I was 2 years old my parents and my doctor noticed some characteristics that led them to do some tests and the results were that I am on the Autistic Spectrum. One of those characteristics is that I walk on my toes. That's where the name of my team comes from.
I have been very blessed with different resources that have helped me to learn, grow and develop in many areas. But I have many friends that unfortunately don't have access to some of that help. Because of that, I am walking this year. I want everyone to learn and understand more about Autism.
Today, over 70 million children and adults are affected by autism. Each of them, have unique strengths, challenges and potential. Autism Speaks will be there for them. You and I can be too.
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!