Wednesday, April 2, 2008

World Autism Awareness Day....

Today marks the first ever World Autism Awareness Day, sponsored by the United Nations.  I am very honoured to be a guest on the John Moore Show (CFRB 1010 Toronto) at 4:30pm EST.

I am also excited that Run The Dream has launched what is a Canadian first, and we believe to be a worldwide first, internet enabled interview tool called "Their Stories" for parents, family members, caregivers, and persons with ASD to share their experiences.  This forum is where the most involved advocates can tell their story, first-hand, which is far more powerful than anyone else telling it.  At the conclusion of the run I will present all the contributions to the Premier of each province and territory, as well as the Prime Minister of Canada.  I invite your voice to join the chorus!

On a side note, my achilles tendons have acted up again after 225 kms of running.  With the winds, freezing rain and snow currently hindering roads on the island, my trainer, Joseph Wilson, the team, and I, have decided to take this opportunity to rest until Monday, April 7th.

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