It’s really awesome to watch someone throw all of their energy into raising awareness about something in order to enrich and better the lives of others. I’ve been watching an old friend work passionately to raise awareness about Autism and provide helpful resources for the families of Southern New Jersey.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. – AutismSpeaks.org
April is Autism Awareness Month! Wear your blue and spread the word!
I personally know a few families with autistic children, so I wanted to do what ever I could to help her spread the word! They’re having a really fun event going on in May – check it out and bring your kids. It will be tons of fun and there will be a ton of information and local service providers for you to check out!
Don’t ever think you have to deal with things alone. In this world, we all have to care for each other and provide support and understanding.
Here’s a little more information on how to get involved with the Southern New Jersey chapter.
Our Southern NJ Autism Speaks Walk will take place on
Sunday, May 15th, 2016
inside Bishops Gate Corporate Center in Mount Laurel.
Registration and activities open at 11AM, our Walk Start is at 1PM.
We’re going to have music provided by DJ Earl and are currently looking for Face Painters and other possible children’s entertainment.
We have over a dozen local service providers as a part of Resource Fair to help families find resources close to home.
You can register online at www.autismspeakswalk.org/SNJ to sign up as walker, team, or volunteer. Any questions can be emailed to: SouthernNewJersey@AutismSpeaks.org
If you or someone you know would like to get involved with this awesome event, check out the information above.
Again, they’re looking for children’s entertainment and face painters! Spread the word!
Also, check out AutismSpeaks.org !
Until next time!
Be kind and live purposely,
Bowtie and the Bandit