On Sunday June 1 our newly named team, Yes She Can, joined hundreds of other walk teams – and 15,000 people – on the White Plains campus of New York Presbyterian Hospital. This was our 13th annual walk for autism research.
When we started we were Isabelle’s Dream team. After 12 years we are no longer dreaming about our future. We are facing the reality of adulthood with the goals of employment, housing and independence.
Yes She Can is all about empowerment, employment, self-advocacy, independence and inclusion in the community and workplace.
We wore our new team T-shirts: Yes She Can. Women With Autism. We Work. With You.
We had a great showing from our family: Izzie’s grandparents, Papa Ted and Gaga Lila, her Aunt Pat and Uncle Andy and cousins Matt and Elisabeth. Dear friends Shera and daughters Cici and Rosa with Jahmier joined us to work at our resource table along with Girl AGain volunteer Jacqueline and video producer Meagen.
We had a table in the resource tent to promote our mission of developing job skills and employment opportunities for young women with autism. At the table visitors designed and created doll t-shirts.
Thanks to all who made contributions to Autism Speaks in honor of Izzie’s 18th birthday and for the launch of Yes She Can Inc.
It’s not too late to make a donation – here.
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