NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — More than 3.5 million Americans live with Autism. Autism Speaks is an organization that does wonderful work in the state of Connecticut to raise awareness and funds for local service organizations and families who have members diagnosed with Autism.
Autism Speaks is relatively new and has been able to bring families in Connecticut support and education about Autism. Ann Jordan, whose son was diagnosed with a form of Autism called Asperger’s, is grateful to the organization and now works to help raise money through the Autism Speaks walk. “There’s so much information there that wasn’t there before,” said Jordan.
Autism Speaks Western Connecticut Walk
Saturday, May 7th 9:00am
Library Park, Waterbury
Autism Speaks was founded in 2005 by grandparents; dedicated to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. Autism Speaks is dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and a cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of the disorder. They are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals.
Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis.