2018 Greensboro Run/Walk for Autism

Dude Launchers: Running for Alex

Helping the Autism Society to educate and assist individuals and families affected by autism is a very personal endeavor. Helping young adults affected by high functioning autism, or Aspberger's Syndrome, is critical to us.

When you meet our Alex, you may notice that he is just as smart as other people, but he has some trouble with social skills. He also tends to zero in with a lot of intensity on a single subject, like a classic car or details anout an antique gun. While Alex was accepted at Western Kentucky University, the way in which Alex experiences autism prevented him from transitioning into the environment and schedule. He failed to launch.

We are blessed to have him currently in a private transitional program for young adult men, Beacon Transitions, located in Hendersonville. And we know that Alex's potentials will be realized. But there are precious few resources for the rapidly growing number of children diagnosed with autism as they transition into adulthood. Our hope in assisting the Autism Society of NC is that there will more more opportunities developed for these kiddos in our state.

Please consider running on our team for Alex and all those in NC affected by autism, or donating if you're able.

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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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