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Walk Now For Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks

More than 8,000 walkers joined together on the National Mall Saturday, November 2nd for the 13th Annual Washington, DC Walk Now for Autism Speaks.  To date, the event has raised more than $650,000 and counting in support of Autism Speaks’ mission to fund research, increase awareness and family services and advocate for individuals with autism and their families.

Jessica Benson

This guest post is from Jessica Bensom, one of our walk volunteers for Philadelphia's Walk Now for Autism Speaks

In honor of the Autism walk this weekend, I wanted to share the story I wrote for my son.

Now that he is school aged, the other children are old enough to see that he is different but not old enough to understand why. I thought there should be a children's book that explains Autism to kids. When I went to write a social story, this is what came out.

On Saturday, October 26, Broward celebrated the 2013 Walk Now for Autism Speaks at Nova Southeastern University, in the City of Davie. It was the most successful Walk to date with over 5,000 walkers.