Queensland, Australia – The McDowall family has raised $2000 for the non-profit organization Autism Queensland and is now hearing up to take part in a 10KM fundraising run. The family first participated in the Bridge to Brisbane in 2010, just one year after one family member Hamish McDowall was diagnosed with autism at the age of three.
“It was such a steep learning curve for me after Hamish was diagnosed,” Mrs. McDowall told the Courier Mail
“The only thing I knew about autism came from a book I read with a child that just rocked and hummed constantly.”
But with help from Autism Queensland, an organization that provides funding for autism therapies and holds workshops to train families to better understand the condition, The McDowall’s are chugging along and can’t wait to give back to people who helped them most.
“It is something that we can do as a family — getting out in the sunshine and fresh air enjoying the sights of Brisbane; with the added bonus of giving something back to an organization that has supported us over the past five years.”
To learn more about this triumphant family the original article by Alicia Nally in the Courier Mail can be read here
Information about Autism Queensland can be found on their website