walkabout-logo-2014The Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo will be held Saturday January 25, 2014 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida. This is a great opportunity for us to work together and make a difference for children, teens, and adults living with autism. Proceeds raised through this effort will support local South Florida organizations, including hundreds of participating local schools as well as The Dan Marino Foundation. What is really important to me is that all money raised here, stays here in South Florida!

Why we need your help:

Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disorder, and according to the Center for Disease Control, 1 in 88 children in the United States have autism. Despite some promising discoveries, the cause of autism is unknown and a cure does not exist. Therefore, research is crucial! Every 20 minutes another child is diagnosed with autism.

Autism usually appears in early childhood, before the age of 3. Though symptoms and severity vary, autism affects a child’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Intensive, early treatment can make a big difference in the lives of many children with autism and enable them to achieve independence later in life. Currently, 90% of adults with autism are unemployed which is a startling statistic! That is why I am asking for your support.

DMF WalkAbout Autism is our chance to make a difference in the fight against autism by raising money for those families who cannot receive services due to economic struggles.

Help me help my community.  Help me make a difference by clicking on our Team Page: Heal the World’s DMF WalkAbout Autism & Expo Page!