I am delighted to be here to join so many advocates, experts, and leaders in our work to support children and adults affected by autism. Anyone who knows me knows that finding treatments, cures, and potential prevention for autism is one of my biggest passions. I created the Reggie Sanders Foundation because of my brother, Dee and the millions of children and adults like Dee. Every day they serve as our inspiration as we continue on our journey to find the missing pieces to the autism puzzle.
We are committed to increasing awareness of autism and will advocate for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. To be clear, we know that many people with autism are able to lead full and productive lives. However, we also know that many individuals and families need assistance with intense health care and supportive services. Together, we can build a community where everyone reaches their greatest potential. What better way to express love for our community than to care for it.
Thank you for joining us in this pursuit.
Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that interferes with normal development in language, social interaction and behavior. Though most children with autism look perfectly normal, they will often avoid eye contact and lack interest in or regard for faces. Their thinking and learning abilities vary from gifted to severely challenged. Associated problems include hyperactivity, self-injurious behavior, sleeplessness, eating disorders and gastrointestinal problems. Read More…