Monday, April 19, 2010

NBC's Parenthood is having a Walk Now for Autism Speaks Event

The Braverman's are attending an Autism Speaks Walk in mid-May!  This is an exciting post because I am a huge fan of Parenthood, the new NBC series that has a storyline that involves a child on the autism spectrum. One of the families has just found out that their child, Max, has Asperger Syndrome. This is a form of autism that is considered higher functioning, but still has significant symptoms that can be debilitating for a family. Persons with asperger syndrome may have symptoms that include:  rigid schedules, sensory issues, complulsive behavior  and having difficulty relating socially with others.

As you know, Jason and I are very involved with Autism Speaks and the Walk Now for Autism Speaks that is held every September  here in Springfield. Jason is actually the co-chair for the Southwest Missouri Walk this year. Lots of work to set these sort of events up. So this sorta doubles our life right now. These walk events are a source of support for the thousands of families who have a child on the spectrum, and they raise valuable funds for research and community grants.  If you have never been to one of "our" events you will be able to get the feel of it on screen and then in September when I ask you for support you will be reminded to support us in our goal. :)

Please take a minute to read the Autism Speaks Blog about the event and tune in to watch! It says it will air in mid-may.

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