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This guest blog post is from Samantha Tabala, mom to a 6-year-old daughter with autism. 

Normally, when you receive an invitation to your youngest brother's wedding, you’re filled with excitement, joy, and can't wait until the day comes. I experienced all these emotions but I was concerned about how my daughter Jaina would handle such a big event.

More than 3,000 attendees participated in 5th Annual Greater Waterbury Walk Now for Autism Speaks on Saturday, May 10 at Library Park in Waterbury, Conn.  Liz Feld, president of Autism Speaks, joined the crowd as they danced, sang and celebrated the “Autism Superhero” themed day before walking 1.5 miles around downtown Waterbury. Almost 100 teams, and a full marching band, filled the streets of the Brass City.