Our son Frederick was diagnosed with autism at the age of 18 months. He has made tremendous progress and is our little superhero. We do as many walks as we can to help raise awareness to the general public. Please consider joining our team and walking with us. Ask me how to join our team
Autism affects 1 in every 68 births and is growing at a rate of 10-17% a year. It knows no social, racial, or ethnic boundaries. Children on the spectrum have significant developmental delays in the areas of social skills and communication. They have poor eye contact, lack functional and receptive language and prefer to play alone. Research dictates that the earlier a child is treated, the better the outcome. Treatment includes sensory integration, behavioral therapy and speech.
Proceeds and donations from this race will support Autism Awareness and benefit programs that work with children diagnosed with Autism here on Long Island.