Cynthia Hunter via Crowdrise
September 07, 2012
I am dedicating this race to those affected by Autism to also include my son Dominic (Dom) and all his friends that I know personally that have to struggle daily.....daily.... with learning new things to be able to function. Train4Autism helps to make sure that funding continues for programs and services to continue for all those affected by Autism. Please help with a donation big or small. Thank You!
What is Autism?Autism is a devastating neurological and biological disorder that typically affects children between the ages in 18 months to five years of age. Autism currently affects 1 in every 88 children today. It is estimated there are over 1 million people in the United States alone with autism. Autism affects each individual differently and at different levels of severity. Some people with autism are severely affected, cannot speak, require constant one-on-one care, and are never able to live independently. While others who have less severe symptoms, can communicate, and eventually acquire the necessary skills to live on their own. There is currently no cure.