So, this all started when one of my fellow grad students came into my office saying, “Hey! There is free ice cream at Ben and Jerry’s today! Let’s go.” And so we did. Turns out, not only was the ice cream free, but it was set up so that the Virginia Institute of Autism could collect donations and advertise their 5K taking place this Saturday.
I looked into the VIA and they are doing some pretty awesome work. It is a school in Charlottesville for children on the autism spectrum and was started by several parents of autistic children. From their website:
The Virginia Institute of Autism (VIA) is a non-profit organization providing a day-school and other resources for families, educators and health professionals seeking services, training or information about autism and evidence based interventions.
With all the dangerous misinformation running rampant about autism that has been exposed, it is important to focus on the real interventions that can actually help families who need it.
So! How can you help? You can sponsor me, or Tim, or both of us in the 5K! Yes, we are getting our butts out of bed and into Charlottesville by 7:30 on a Saturday ...