Sunday, April 13, 2008
Team Lee's Summit April 12, 2008 KC Walk for Autism
The Kansas City 5th Annual Walk for Autism went on as scheduled. Rain, sleet, spits of snow. It didn't matter. Families, friends, individuals affected by the disorder came out to the event held at Unity Village to show their Dedication, Unity and Support. The Lee's Summit Autism Support Group had a table in the Service Provider tent and we did all we could to keep warm. It wasn't much effort though as we talked to families looking for a support group, service providers, politicians, and members of our group. We braved the weather, endured the sleet as it pounding against all of our faces and we walked that 2 mile walk. It didn't seem to face some of the kids as they enjoyed the pet farm, the games, the bouncing blow up slides, sumo wrestling, etc. The Jayhawks walking around, the Dart Vader and (I don't know Star Wars characters!) walking around. Taking pictures, bla, bla bla. We saw children enjoying the events and then we saw children having meltdowns and over stimulated over the event. Its Autism...thats what the day was about. Thank you for all that came out and especially to those that came out and knew their child/children wouldn't handle it...but tried anyway. Routines and noise are hard for our kiddos to handle....babysteps !You guys are great!