Take a few steps in Dun­das for Autism Speaks Canada

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

Dun­das walk am­bas­sador Liam Blanche hopes the com­mu­nity will join him June 24 as he takes steps to raise money for Autism Speaks Canada.

The sec­ond an­nual three-kilo­me­tre walk takes place at the Dun­das Driv­ing Park. Reg­is­tra­tion is at 9 a.m.

Liam was di­ag­nosed with autism just be­fore his third birth­day.

In the seven years since, dad Dave Blanche said his son — a St. Au­gus­tine school stu­dent — has met his chal­lenges and blown past any ex­pec­ta­tion his fam­ily cold have imag­ined.

“Liam is a great ex­am­ple of how a child on the autism spec­trum can achieve great things with per­son­al­ized sup­port,” said Blanche.

“Speech ther­apy gave Liam his voice; be­havioural ther­apy gave him di­rec­tion.”

To walk, vol­un­teer, be­come a cor­po­rate spon­sor or make a do­na­tion, visit ASCWalk.ca and click on “Dun­das.”

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