Autism Speaks event coming to Dundas
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, with registration at 9 a.m.
Liam was diagnosed with autism just prior to his third birthday.
In the seven years since, dad Dave Blanche said his son has met his challenges and blown past any expectation his family could have imagined.
“He’s a kind, intelligent and happy kid who has a passion for video games, board games and baseball,” said Blanche.
In fact, Liam’s passion for baseball, his enthusiasm and sense of fair play was recognized by Greensville Minor Baseball, his teammates and coaches when they named Liam the Most Sportsmanlike Player last year.
The St. Augustine School student is also a huge fan of the Toronto Blue Jays.
“Liam is a great example of how a child on the autism spectrum can achieve great things with personalized support,” said Blanche.