The Triangle Run/Walk for Autism: Because Experience Makes a “World of Difference”

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The Triangle Run/Walk for Autism: Because Experience Makes a “World of Difference”

Lorraine La Pointe moved to North Carolina because of a brief encounter with a respite worker. It was the early 1990s, and La Pointe was living in Florida with her toddler son, who had autism. She was having trouble getting services for Adam, who was nonverbal until the age of 3. La Pointe came to…

Join Raleigh Forged Fitness Owners as They Give Back

Jason and Melissa Culbreth, owners of Forged Fitness in Raleigh, have witnessed firsthand many of the challenges and successes that families with autism face on a daily basis. One of their employees has a child with autism, and the child is also a member at the gym. The Culbreths decided they wanted to help. “Supporting…

The Greensboro Run/Walk for Autism: Teaching Compassion

Robin McCraw is a teacher, so she knows all about inspiring the next generation. What she sees each year at the Greensboro Run/Walk for Autism thrills her: enthusiastic teams of young people from schools such as UNC-Greensboro and High Point University, representing their service clubs and athletic teams. “They’re learning to be compassionate and to…

Why Do You Run/Walk?

The following article was submitted by Kristy White, Director of Development for the Autism Society of North Carolina. Eileen runs for her grandson, Teresa walks for her son, and Mike rallies co-workers to give back to the community. I Run/Walk for kids like Braxton, whom I met while running summer camp programs about 10 years…

The WNC Run/Walk for Autism: A mother gives back

Miles Buddy was a bright yet quirky toddler. He took in information like a sponge but had trouble making eye contact and seemed to view his parents as just “objects to get his immediate needs met,” says his mother, Brooks Buddy of Asheville. Miles was diagnosed with autism when he was 31/2 years old. When…

Why I Run and Walk for Autism

Beverly Moore is Chair of the Board of Directors for the Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC). This guest Blog includes her comments to the participants at the recent WNC Run/Walk for Autism where she shares why it is important for parents, family members, friends, and the community to support the annual ASNC Run/Walk for…

How You Can Help

Editor’s Note – The following article is written by Kristy White, Director of Development, and describes a variety of ways people and corporations are helping to make a difference. Anyone can join the Autism Society of North Carolina’s team and make a difference in the lives of individuals with autism and their families. Whether through…

Run or Walk for Autism this fall

Editor’s Note – The following Blog article was written by Heather Hargrave, Development Associate and Run/Walk for Autism Coordinator. Lace up your running shoes and participate in the 2012 fall run/walks for autism and help us make a difference in the lives of over 60,000 individuals with autism in North Carolina. Regardless of the event…