When I first asked Crissy to be part of my team for the 2018 Run/Walk for Autism, she wanted to know what the end goal was. After I explained the purpose of the event and that I hadn't decided what my personal goal was, she looked at me skeptically. "If there are teams, does that mean this is a competition?" Upon confirmation that there would indeed be competition, she showed that she has not a single competitive bone in her body by firmly saying, "Okay, here's what we do. I'll take over the team since I have more friends than you. I think we can probably get 100 people to be on our team."
My youngest sister, Crissy, is on the Autism spectrum and was selectively mute until just after her 14th birthday. Since gaining her voice in December 2017, she has wasted no time in making friends with just about everyone she comes across. She loves any opportunity to help an animal or another person, with the Autism walk being no exception.
We would love your support in helping Crissy meet her goal of having 100 people join her in participating in the 2018 Walk/Run for Autism!
Jen and Crissy
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.