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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Spinning ride for Asperger's/Autism Awareness

As some of you know, our son Max was recently diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome/ADHD. Asperger's is a syndrome that falls on the Autism spectrum. The Asperger's child is usually highly intelligent, but can have delays in social development and can have trouble with executive functioning, such as organization, prioritizing, and follow-through of day to day activities. With the correct interaction and support, people with Asperger's can lead very normal lives, even using some of their Asperger qualities to excel in areas that other "neurotypical" people can not. We are lucky in that Max is extremely intelligent and so with the proper social skills training and occupational therapy, we believe that he will be quite successful.

AANE was the place that I first turned to in order to learn more about Asperger's and so this ride is to support their efforts. As a non-profit organization, AANE relies primarily upon membership dues and donations from the community to function. AANE also receives support from a number of foundations and corporations. The efforts of volunteers from the community also help out by way of a variety of administrative, technical, and fundraising projects.

My ride will be Saturday June 6th, at 12pm, at Healthworks Fitness Center in Chestnut Hill, MA, one of the Healthworks clubs that I teach at.
The ride is open to the public, so you do not have to be a member of the club to attend. Both men and women can attend.
The suggested donation for the ride is $25.00, and can be made at the time of the ride as a check made out to the Asperger's Association of New England.
You can sign up for the ride by calling Healthworks @ 617-383-6100.

Autism Awareness Spinning Ride
with Sharon Shiner
Saturday June 6th, 12 PM at
Healthworks Fitness Center
1300 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, Mass 02467
Sign up by calling 617-383-6100

For those of you who aren't lucky enough to ride with me because you don't live close by :), you can still donate none the less.I realize that times are tough right now, but even $5.00 can make a difference.

Please consider signing up for this great event and help support a cause which is so personal to me. If you can not make the ride but still wish to donate, please contact me for how to make the donation.

Thanks so much for your consideration! Feel free to email me if you have any questions regarding the spinning ride or questions regarding Max and Asperger's.


At 1:57 PM, Blogger Anna said...

I wish you and your son the best!

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