Photo courtesy of Cynthia Herrick and Rene Edmonds
Pasadena, MD – In USSSA East’s 2nd Annual "Strike out Autism" event in October 2017, 113 teams demonstrated a show of support for those with autism. Teams embraced the cause and ran with it, sporting puzzle piece themed shirts and socks. Family members shared stories and our staff met several individuals who have been diagnosed with autism. The goal of the event is to shine a light on a disorder which has been in the shadows for many years. There is no one-stop shopping when it comes to helping those on the autism spectrum. There is still much uncertainty surrounding autism relating to its cause and treatments.
This year USSSA East chose Pathfinders for Autism as the beneficiary for the event. Founded in 2000 by parents of children with autism, Pathfinders for Autism has a simple mission, “to improve the lives of the individuals with autism and the people who care for them….through a variety of programs and services, all of which are offered free of charge.” A check for $5.000 was presented on November 9, 2017 to Polly, BJ and Mason Surhoff, who are among the founding families of this organization.
You can visit http://pathfindersforautism.org/ for more information about Pathfinders for Autism, and access to their services.