Johanna Burke and Kori Buro, the Director of Development, NNJ at Autism Speaks get into great detail about Autism Speaks, what life is like for Johanna's family having an autistic son and so much more. There is also a big walk getting underway today at Bergen Community College 400 Paramus Road in Paramus, NJ - 9 am.
Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a fun-filled, family friendly event and is our single most powerful force to fund vital research that will get the answers they need. Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disorder in the U.S. and they need more volunteers to join the fight. You will not only raise funds, but you will become a part of a fun and supportive family-focused community.
Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.