As you probably know, India was diagnosed as being mildly autistic a few months back. As a result, Salomé and I now know more about autism than we'd ever imagined needing to. Of course, the trick there is that there's still a lot that's not known about autism, from what causes it to how to "cure" it and everything in between.
Enter Cure Autism Now, "an organization of parents, clinicians and leading scientists committed to accelerating the pace of biomedical research in autism through raising money for research projects, education and outreach."
One of the ways they raise money is through WALK NOW, their "grassroots fundraising and awareness initiative uniting thousands of parents, children and families in a fun, friendly, empowering environment. The Walk is a 5K (just over 3 miles) with lots of water, food and fun along the route. And each WALK NOW event includes a Resource Fair. Parents can meet a variety of autism service providers while kids enjoy arts & crafts, moon bounces and other fun activities."
Salomé and I will be participating in NYC's WALK NOW on October 1, and ask that you show your support here by pledging whatever you can afford. $5, $50, $500...every little bit helps.
PS: If the above links aren't taking you to our page, try this one.