I normally don't post things like this but today I'm making an exception. This next weekend we are participating in the Walk for Autism Speaks at the Seattle Center. Here is our story and why we walk. If you would like to donate to our team there is a link to the life with butters team page at the bottom.
Did you know that every 15 minutes another child is diagnosed with autism? This has occurred in my family.
When Alvin was diagnosed we were floored. How could he be autistic when he talked, was social in his own way and generally a happy kid. That didn't fit autism sterotype that we knew of so we didn't understand. Soon after the start of the diagnosis we found out exactly what it was. Alvin has Asperger's Syndrome a form of autsim. His lack of coordination- related to Asperger's Syndrome. His exceptional skill with numbers- another trait of Asperger's Syndrome. And the list continued to grow. Now we better understand our son and others like him. We fight daily to help him reach his full potential in all aspects of his life.
I am walking in the fight against autism at Walk Now for Autism Speaks, joining tens of thousands of other people united by a single cause and dedicated to raising money to find a cure and build awareness for autism. The money raised at Walk Now for Autism supports Autism Speaks mission to finding the causes, effective treatments and a cure for autism through funding essential biomedical research. One in every 110 children and 1 in 70 boys are diagnosed with autism. Autism Speaks directs 75¢ out of every dollar raised to autism research, awareness and outreach.
Please consider helping kids like Alvin by joining or donating to our team! LifewithButters walks for Autism Speaks!