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3rd Annual BiG Heroes Fun Run 2023

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3rd Annual BiG Heroes Fun Run 2023

Saturday April 29, 2023
Roloff Park in Laguna Vista

About Us

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Believe in God's (BiG) Heroes is a God-centered nonprofit organization which seeks to provide continued educational opportunities to young adults with intellectual disabilities post high school that seek employment. We strive to train and empower our members to produce and market unique handcrafted items to give back to their program and gain incentives.  At the center, these young adults also gain from first hand presentations by community professionals that provide their expertise for life skills and health topics for healthy living.

 

BiG Heroes ultimate goal is to enrich the lives of our members with opportunities for continued learning, self-expression through the arts, and important social interactions with their peers, job supervisors, volunteers and the community. The ultimate goal is to create an inclusive community where all can be celebrated!

1 Mile Fun Run

T-Shirt included

5K Walk

T-Shirt included

5K Run

T-Shirt included

Medal for top 10 Women & Men

Join us as we help spread awareness and acceptance of individuals with autism! This event will take place in Laguna Vista, Tx.

For information, email us at info@bigherotx.org

Proceeds to benefit BiG Heroes, Inc.

Come join us and lets have some fun! You can help us promote Acceptance!

What is Autism?

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 54 children in the United States today.

We know that there is not one autism but many subtypes, most influenced by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Because autism is a spectrum disorder, each person with autism has a distinct set of strengths and challenges. The ways in which people with autism learn, think and problem-solve can range from highly skilled to severely challenged. Some people with ASD may require significant support in their daily lives, while others may need less support and, in some cases, live entirely independently.

Several factors may influence the development of autism, and it is often accompanied by sensory sensitivities and medical issues such as gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, seizures or sleep disorders, as well as mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression and attention issues.

Indicators of autism usually appear by age 2 or 3. Some associated development delays can appear even earlier, and often, it can be diagnosed as early as 18 months. Research shows that early intervention leads to positive outcomes later in life for people with autism.

To learn more about autism, visit www.AutismSpeaks.org or contact the Autism Response Team at: 888-288-4762 or en Español 888-772-9050

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