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Gavin’s Gang Walks for Resources and Awareness

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Gavin’s Gang Walks for Resources and Awareness

  Gavin Beale didn’t say his first word and screamed in frustration until after his third birthday. From the time he was about 10 months old, his parents, Jenny and Jason Beale of Greensboro, were very concerned about him. “It was a very dark time because we didn’t know what was going on with him,”…

WNC Run/Walk for Autism Inspires Pride

  Jesse Trimbach is 28 and lives in his own apartment in Asheville. He uses public transportation to get to the Habitat for Humanity office, where he volunteers doing data entry. He takes pride in making his own meals and in being independent. Jesse was diagnosed with autism at 2½ years old. He was in…

Triangle Run/Walk for Autism: ‘One of our Favorite Days of the Year’

The second Saturday in October is a special day to 9-year-old Seamus Millet. On his family’s calendar, it is marked with a puzzle piece, and he counts down the days. Seamus, who was diagnosed with high-functioning autism just before his fifth birthday, is a veteran of the Triangle Run/Walk for Autism, the biggest fundraiser of…

HPU Lacrosse Team Steps Out to Improve Lives in Greensboro Run/Walk for Autism

The High Point University men’s lacrosse team has quickly established a winning tradition in the first four years of its existence, but for Triad families with autism, some of the team’s off-the-field stats are what make the players outstanding: 4 years of participating in the Greensboro Run/Walk for Autism as a team 56 lacrosse players…

WNC Run/Walk for Autism Celebrates 10 Years of Community Stepping Out to Improve Lives

The WNC Run/Walk for Autism celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and Katie Wills has been with it every step of the way. Katie moved to Asheville in 2000 with her husband, Lewis, and son, Jesse, who was then a teenager. Jesse was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3 and is nonverbal. Since…

Spotlight on the Crystal Coast Chapter

Editor’s note: For those who have a loved one with Autism Spectrum Disorder, a community of support can be a lifeline. For more than 40 years, ASNC Chapters and Support Groups have provided families who face similar challenges an opportunity to encourage one another, share experiences, find information and resources, and have a place where…

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…