As many of you know, both of our sons (Ian and Zane) have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. These diagnoses have rocked our world and required us to rethink how we parent. Ian is incredibly smart and loves space, weather, and lights. His autism shows up in social interactions where he struggles to make eye contact and participate in a two way conversation. Zane has had many developmental delays and just began talking. He has a augmented communication device to assist him with communicating with others. He struggles with behavior and emotional outbursts and is receiving ABA therapy and speech to work on these issues. Both our boys are special and mean so much to us. It is a different life they live than what we thought but it's beautiful nonetheless. We are doing this walk/run to honor our sons and the other children who struggle with this disability (which we call a different ability).
Thank you for supporting the Greensboro Run/Walk for Autism. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.
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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