Tuesday, June 15, 2010

NAA NY Metro at 'Walk Now For Autism Speaks'

Sabeeha Rehman, Stuart Flaum, and Peggy Becker

Sunday, June 13 was a beautiful morning. The sun was shining, the cool sea-breeze was washing over on Pier 16 as Peggy and I set up our booth, bright and early, at the South Street Seaport. By 9 am, the pier was buzzing with excitement as volunteers walked around in their bright blue t-shirts, booths being set up, walkers getting organized, balloons flying, and music playing on the stage. Stuart stocked us up with water bottles and we were ready.

It was a fantastic event. We were inundated with visitors to our booth and the upcoming bike clinic on June 19 got a lot of attention. So many interested families signed up, and so many volunteered to help out. Families came from all over New York. It was a terrific opportunity to network with our colleagues, share our experiences, and work out possibilities to collaborate. It was wonderful to meet new people who are helping families with ASD, and to meet new families.

The energy in the air was beautiful and it felt good to be part of the autism community that are doing so much to help so many.

Thank you Peggy, for organizing this.
Check out our photo album on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NAA.NY.metro

Sabeeha Rehman

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