Why in the world is Sarah running a 5K?
Thank you for supporting the Easetern Run/Walk for Autism. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.
You may be wondering why I chose to do this run/walk fundraiser. We all know I hate running. (I'm actually training for the Disney half marathon in January but that is irrelevant). The answer is simple. People with autism deserve to have a fair shot at life. We so easily take for granted our ability to function in social situations, to communicate with others, or to do our daily jobs. I work with kids with autism every day. Each one of them has stolen my heart in their own way. At our center, they are able to learn how to use a schedule, how to talk to new friends, how to deal with change, and how to just live their lives to the fullest through the services provided by the Autism Scoiety of NC. Each child is different, has different needs, a different personality than the child next to them, and different interests that suit them just fine. One of the first things I learned about autism is that if you meet one person with autism, you meet ONE person with autism. Each person is different. The services provided by our organization are priceless. The expriences each person has at camp cannot be found anywhere else. They are allowed to be themselves without worrying about who might make fun of them or who might look at them funny. They are accepted and loved and encouraged. That is why I am raising funds for the Autism Society of NC. So that we may keep impacting the lives of people who may otherwise get no shot at contributing go their community or a shot at just simply living life and loving themselves.
The Autism Society of North Carolina is the leading statewide resource organization serving people across the autism spectrum throughout their lifespans.
We understand the challenges of the autism community because we work with individuals on the autism spectrum and their families every day. We offer advocacy, training and education, and direct care that helps individuals with autism to, increase their social and communication skills, develop independent-living skills, succeed in school or on the job, participate in community activities, and advocate for themselves.
We have a statewide network of resources, connecting individuals with autism and their families to life-changing programs and supports unavailable anywhere else.
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