There are so many children, and adults, affected by Autism and in many different ways. My reason for starting this team is to help raise awareness for a diagnosis that needs more acceptance and understanding in today's society, but also because I am a bonus Aunt to an AMAZING young man, Graecin!
I met G over 6 years ago and he was just beginning the adventures of school. He would barely talk to me, or anyone for that matter. He has grown SO much in these last few years and blossomed into a very smart and friendly young man.I am so inspired by his mother's fight and unwavering support to help him not only navigate this world but excel in every way. I know he gets his strength and probably stubbornness from her lol Graecin is THE sweetest most loving child you could ever meet and he has an amazing smile that can make you forget every single worry you have. My reason to run is for him!
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.