Walking for Tristan
Dear Family and Friends,
To be honest, before my son, I didn't know much about autism. In the last 5 years,I have done research, watched videos, attended classes and therapy, did anything I could to help my son be the best that he can be. I am proud and excited to take part in this event for the fourth time. I think autism awareness and education is very important and I truly appreciate all the services that are offered to us and know the important impact that raising money has on the autism community.
As the prevalence of autism continues to rise, it’s more important than ever to fund research and services so that people with autism have the opportunity to meet their full potential. In fact, Walk dollars have gone towards training Early Childhood educators, helping newly diagnosed families navigate the health care system, and young adults learning skills to help them find jobs – and that is just to name a few.
Here are some of the things that we’ve learnt about autism in the last 10 years…
- Autism can be reliably diagnosed by age 2.
- High-quality early intervention does more than develop skills.
- One third of children and adults with autism are nonverbal.
- Most adults with autism (84%) remain living with their parents.
- Over 80% of adults with autism are unemployed.
There’s still so much more to learn…and you can help.
By making a donation and supporting my efforts, you are making a difference to the autism community.
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