Less than a year ago, Marlee received an official diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder; however, our journey on the spectrometry began long before that. As an infant, Marlee was anything but typical and I knew then, there was something about this beautiful child. We struggled greatly, I questioned myself daily, life was overwhelming. I felt alone, I needed help but didn't know how or who to ask. The reality is the hard days outweighed the easy. Fast forward 6 years and life can still feel overwhelming, but now we have learned the key is to focus on the good, the positive, the progress, the happy. We've received therapies, tools and services that have helped tremendously! Autism is so much more than a diagnosis. It's individual, it's a puzzle, it's beautiful, it's ugly. Our very own Marlee is brave, bright, brilliant, kind, compassionate, magical. She is teaching us daily to be better people. Our family has been given this opportunity to educate, advocate and share our journey. As a parent of a child on the spectrum I am passionate about helping other families navigate their own diagnoses and Autism Journey. Please join us in helping bring light and services to families in an otherwise dark, and lonely time.
Sensory Sensitive, Child & Teen Suitable Activities, Family Fun & Resource Fair - WAAAlk for Autism is a day for our community to come together to honor and recognize the 2,800 families and 12,000 individuals that WAAA has helped statewide. It is a day to celebrate the unique gifts that each individual and family touched with autism brings into our lives.
We will have a leisurely 3k fun walk along Kirkland's waterfront and a family fun fair at Marina Park. Pictures and interaction with BLITZ!
Enter to win a Blitz autographed football. You will also Enter to win a Trampoline from SpringFree!
Help support our continuing effort to help children and families touched by autism to access health insurance benefits, effective education and community based programs.
WAAAlk for Autism
Saturday, April 2 2016
25 Lakeshore Plaza Drive
Kirkland, WA 98033
10:00am - 2:00pm
Blitz arrives & Walk Registration begins at 10:00am
Walk begins at 11:00am