Autism Speaks Canada Walk: Welland 2019
Congratulations, $4,743 was raised!
Please help us reach our goal by doing a final fundraising push. Every Walk dollar raised goes back into supporting the Autism Community.
Raise $150 by July 15, 2019 and we will mail you the Tommy Hilfiger Walk t-shirt.
National Honorary Walk Ambassador: Joshua
Joshua is now eight and a half years old and a boy very much like other boys. He loves to run, eat pancakes, wrestle, has an amazing sense of humor and loves to laugh with his little sister Taylor. He is happiest when his tablet is charged and in his hands! He uses his tablet to watch snippets of videos and music and loves to share them with us, often giving us a dance or echoing the words.
Although Josh has not had an easy life to date, you would never know from his spirit. He is truly the happiest kid you will meet. The kid has a smile that lights up a room and he has a spark of mischief in his eye that endears him to anyone who meets him. When Josh turned one, he was flagged for not meeting his developmental milestones. After a long bout of testing with genetics and several professionals, he was diagnosed at nearly three years old as having a genetic deletion (his ninth chromosome) and autism spectrum disorder. In February of 2015, we were devastated when Josh was diagnosed as having generalized epilepsy as well.