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Dear Work Family and Friends,
July 2015 changed Janelle's and my lives forever...our precious little girl Elleni was diagnosed with Austism. While that doesn't change Elleni, it changes a lot of things for Janelle and I.
We learn more and more each day but there is so much to learn. What I do know, just like any other charity out there, they need donations. Autism is becoming so much more prevalent today and 1 in 68 children born will be diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).
We’re participating in the Autism Speaks Canada Walk because Walk dollars make an impact on the autism community. We've also brought this walk back to Victoria, so we need walkers to support our cause.
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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