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8 Reasons Why Our Community Walks for Autism Speaks!!! 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 View Comments

This blog was created by submissions from our wonderful Autism Speaks community! If you have a story you’d like to share about why you walk, please send it to us at If you’d like to get involved with our “Walk Now for Autism Speaks” events please go to for more information!



I walk for my two-year-old son Jayson and all of the other kids, teenagers, adults who face the Autism Challenge.  My son amazes me every day with what he overcomes!  And the strength the families have and what we all endure. 



I walk for this cute and amazing boy!!!!! =) 



I walk each year for my nephew, Matthew. He is absolutely the love of my life, and my favorite person in the whole world. He inspires me to be a more loving, patient person. He has taught me to enjoy the simpler things in life. He loves to give hugs and kisses, and to make everyone around him laugh. I miss him so much when I don't get to see him. I hope that by walking each year, we can not only raise funds to help research Autism, but that we can also raise awareness, so that Matthew, and all of those individuals who are on the spectrum, can live in a more accepting world. This little boy makes me so proud to be his aunt, and I hope that we can make this Earth a better place for him.



I walk for my 3 1/2 year old son Adam.  



"We" walk for Elizabeth (Izzy). She was diagnosed at 3 years old. Our family was terrified and afraid. We knew very little about Autism however, we learned very much about it in just one year. Elizabeth, now 4 1/2 has brought so much love and sunshine to this family. She is a very special gift that we wouldn’t trade for the world. She started school this past January and has made significant progress. She went from no words at all to asking questions and making conversation. She loves to draw and sing. We will be walking for our second time in April 2014. 



I walk for my son Josiah from Lafayette, Indiana! He's AWESOME! We had our first walk in Indianapolis just before summer. Thank you for reaching out!



I walk for my wonderful daughter Cristy. 



We walk for Elijah each year for the last 6 years. Elijah is 9 years old and loves dinosaurs! He was non-verbal till he was 5 years old and now he is a chatterbox! There is hope!!! We love this little guy!!! 


Remember to check out for more on our walks and how you can get involved!


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