Saturday, May 29, 2010

Success is Sweet

The Walk for Autism Speaks was a resounding success. Over 4000 people showed up and we are nearing the monetary goal set by our chapter. I was so proud of our team. Two people didn't show up for our team due to illness but two other adults and two children took their place unexpectedly!

Recently, I read that, in the future not so distant future, autism will be the health care issue to be more concerned about than elder care when it comes to finances. It's reported that every 20 minutes another child is diagnosed. Sounds like a pandemic to me because the autism rates are consistent around the world.

Himself and his fellow behavior detection officers at the airport were given training having to do with recognizing autistic behavior as opposed to someone just being obnoxious or mentally unstable, e.g. someone exhibiting echolalia. This type of training is taking place in police departments in some areas, too. It is wonderful to see!

Isabella looks at me and asks, "Do you love me?" Where that came from I will never know. I'll bet you know the answer! She is my heart.

Thank you for caring so much, dear ones. Bless you all.


  1. That's awesome Gail about the training Gail! I am excited about your walk and proud of you for all the hard work you have done in preparation for it :)

    Believe it or not, I have never been to your blog :-/ I did not know you were here! Imagine that.

    Miss talking to you on FB, but I don't miss all that lost time, I gotta say. Love you lots!!


  2. wow, that's a lot of folks who showed up for a very worthy cause, i wish you all the best in reaching your goal & beyond :)

  3. Gail, I have to say you have done so much for your family over the time I have know you.
    Isabella is a very lucky little Lady to have you and I think you her.
    Congrats on your amazing outcome. Also nice to read there is more awareness going on.
    Bless you Gail.