[Please note that the vingnette (audio) playing was part of a marketing campaign for The Southern New England Walk for Autism in 2005. It was our pleasure to participate in this campaign (in 2005); and have included it on our website simply to share with you the story about Bailey.]
We are busy planning our
2nd Annual Bailey's Run 4 Autism
to be held Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Legacy Place in Dedham, MA!
To register please visit:
IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO ATTEND THIS EVENT, PLEASE CLICK ON "FORMS" AND DOWNLOAD THE 2013 BAILEYS' RUN 4 AUTISM BROCHURE OR EMAIL SAMMI ROBERTSON at
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PLEASE VISIT OUR NEW
MISSION, VISION & VALUES PAGE!
Bailey was diagnosed with autism in June of 2001 at 20 months of age.
We recognized that there was something different about him as he was not developing normally. After 3 months of various and observations, we quickly learned that he was autistic; and it was at that moment, we knew our lives were changed forever.
Although very loving and affectionate, Bailey did not have any use of language until he entered preschool and at that time it was very limited. Upon entering kindergarten, his vocabulary did increase; however, his language was barely functional in his attempt to have his needs met.
He is now twelve years old and he continues to struggle with language and controlling his emotions and although he is somewhat verbal and able to use limited speech, he is unable to communicate in a conventional way and often requires prompting and supports to have his needs met throughout the day both at home and at school.
Bailey will not reach the same developmental milestones expected of typical children; however, we will continue to work for and with him so that he will someday reach his full potential!
As we began our journey we learned very quickly that education and support were going to be what would help us to survive. Not knowing anything about autism or the life that we would lead, we sought help from educators, doctors, other families affected by autism and organizations providing resources and help to families like ours.
We never dreamed that we would someday be among those who could possibly help others like us who would struggle living a life of special needs.
Bailey's Team is dedicated to raising funds to support individuals living with AUTISM and their families, with a focus of research, education & programming.
Please see our history and projects funded pages
for more information about our work.
To make a donation, please send a check payable to:
BAILEY'S TEAM for AUTISM
164 Westside Avenue
North Attleboro, MA 02760
or click the "Donate" button below:
We hope you will visit Bailey's Team again to check for new updates to our website. There's much more to come!