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The mission of the Freddie Ford Family Foundation is to support under-served families impacted by autism and to raise awareness and acceptance of autism.
There are a number of sponsorship opportunities for the Heroes for Autism 5k and Mile. Please email for more information click here.
We welcome volunteers for our events. Please contact us by email with any questions regarding opportunities.
5th Annual Heroes for Autism 5K and Mile registration is open!
Visit our events page to register. With no extra fees.
Early Bird 5K is $35 and mile is $25 until May 1st. The 5K will increase to $45 and the mile will be $35.
PROGRAMS & EVENTS
Annual Heroes for Autism 5K and Mile
Autism Community Play Dates
Sensory Box donations
Easter Egg Hunt
Trunk or Treat
Mental and Physical and Wellness
Autism Acceptance and Awareness
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In 2023 the CDC determined that 1 in 36 children will be diagnosed with autism. It is more commonly found in boys than girls. People diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have difficulty with social, emotional, and communication skills. They might repeat certain behaviors, have rigid routines, and might not want change in their daily activities. Many people with ASD also have different ways of learning, paying attention, or reacting to things. Signs of ASD begin during early childhood and typically last throughout a person’s life. There is no cure for autism and the cause is still yet unknown.
Video created by Rachel Gordon-Acavia (intern 2019)
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1 in 36 children are diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Autism spectrum disorder is 4 times more common in boys than girls.
Statistic from Centers for Disease control
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