David (Davey) is our 6 year old son with autism. A kind soul, he shows concern for those around him, whether it be a friend at school who gets hurt or one of us having a rough day. His love for cars and trucks began with the VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels he played with as a baby and has since evolved to surfing Carvana asking us daily if we're in the market for a new car. Davey's catchphrase is, "What kind of car you drive?" It's his way of getting to know people.
Aside from knowing makes and models of cars, he also enjoys video games (especially Super Mario), Hot Wheels, trains, Pete the Cat books, looking at his amusement park maps and his globe, Miracle League baseball, helping Mommy at home, running errands with Daddy (so he can go for a ride in Daddy's truck), playing with his sister (when they're not bickering like siblings), and learning new things. The way his little mind absorbs information is incredible. He's an underdog to the world around him and a champion to those whose hearts he touches by simply being.
The Autism Society of NC provides support and resources for families like ours all across the state. This year Davey's Dudes will be participating in the 2023 Triangle Run/Walk for Autism on October 14. Please consider making a donation to our team so we can meet our fundraising goal for this year. Thank you for your support!
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.