As a parent of child with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder I decided to run for Autism instead of running from Autism.
Inasmuch as I am not hoping for a cure, I want to support research that will help us better understand ASD, and to better educate those who are raising and teaching those who are afflicted with an Autistic Spectrum based disorders.
We know very little about this very broad spectrum that seems to be afflicting more and more children every day, and it is time we learn more. Sooner than we realize these kids are going to grow up, enter the work force and have families. What we do now will make a difference then