Autism awareness is important. Autism research is super important! Lucas, my son, was diagnosed at the tender age of 2 years old. We as a family have not looked back. We will fight, look ahead and be part of all that supports autism research. Autism Spectrum Disorder is best described as individuals having difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. These are the most beautiful, intelligent, sensitive and compassionate individuals you will ever meet! I am an autism mom and I run for Lucas!