2019 Montreal

Team of love and hope

Dear Family and Friends,


We will be participating in Walk Now for Autism Speaks Canada 2019. My 6 year old daughter Leah was recently diagnosed with ASD. My daughter Jennifer Romano is on the  Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism is a spectrum disorder, meaning that there is a wide degree of variation in the way it affects people. We have been raising money for 9 years now.

We are very proud that our daughter decided to get more involved in raising money, walking and awareness for the Autism Spectrum! Our walk Team is called Team of Love and Hope, the name says it all! This cause is very important to me, which is why I'm asking you to support my fundraising efforts by making a donation.

Many individuals with ASD have trouble communicating with others or difficulty with regular social interactions. Other signs include a tendency toward repetitive behaviours, and a restricted repertoire of activities and interests. Symptoms can occur in combinations and in degrees of intensity that vary in each individual affected. ASD develops differently from person to person, and the effects can range from relatively mild to debilitating. Unlike some conditions, there is no "typical" person with ASD.

Did you know that 1 in 68 children is diagnosed with autism? Did you know that autism is more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and paediatric aids combined? Did you know that in the last 7 years, the prevalence of autism has increased 78%? Did you know that there are tens of millions of adults living with autism spectrum disorder? These numbers are truly staggering.

By donating to Walk Now for Autism Speaks Canada you are taking the first step towards changing the future for people with autism. Your support will light the way to better research, broader services, earlier diagnoses and treatment, greater awareness and advocacy, and most of all, a brighter future for people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.



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