Walking with Nolan
In June 2015, our family learned Nolan (our son, 6 years old now) was autistic. So, we started to get involved. I met other families with kids on the spectrum. We found therapists to work with. And in October 2015, I ran the Autism Society's Triangle Run/Walk for Autism 5K to raise awareness in North Carolina and beyond.
I vowed to take a team with me in 2016. And so, on April 1, 2016, as the world kicked off Autism Awareness Month, Kyle and I created the "Walking with Nolan" team, as the world kicked off Autism Awareness Month. After two years of raising money for ASNC, Walking with Nolan has raised almost $30,000! We would love to add a significant amount to that total this year, and to do so, we need your help.
Prior to the October 13 Triangle walk/run this year, we are asking local and out-of-town friends, coworkers and family to join us as we raise money for the ASNC. Every dollar helps. Every time you share our link or sign up to walk (or run) with us in October, you support our team effort and the goal of ASNC to help individuals and families navigate their autism journeys.
To have a little background, without the Autism Society of North Carolina, thousands of individuals and families affected by autism in our state would be without someone to call for information and services that help their loved ones reach their full potential.
- Donations make it possible for an Autism Specialist to comfort parents after their child’s diagnosis.
- Donations make it possible for a child with autism to learn new skills and make friends.
- Donations even make it possible for an adult with autism to live and work independently.
Please consider supporting Walking with Nolan and this cause so close to our hearts!
Thank you for helping us raise autism awareness!
Emily, Kyle & Nolan
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.