I have three close friends who beautiful children all with Autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Autism is a lifelong disability that affects the way a person communicates and relates to people around them. Children on the autism spectrum have difficulty relating to others in a meaningful way. While autism is usually a life-long condition, all children and adults benefit from interventions, or therapies, that can reduce symptoms and increase skills and abilities. Although it is best to begin intervention as soon as possible, the benefits of therapy can continue throughout life. I would like to raise funds to show my support for autistic people and their families, spread autism awareness and understanding.