RoBen Head will walk in honor of her four adopted children with autism during Orange County Walk Now for Autism Speaks
SANTA ANA, CA– Santa Ana resident RoBen Head embraces the challenges and triumphs of raising not one but four adopted children diagnosed with autism. Evan, 15, Taylor, 13, Nathan, 13 and Jordon, 11 were all diagnosed around the age of three. At age 53, Head navigates through her busy day of schedules by caring for each one in her full time job as stay-at-home mom.
Head created “Team Evan” last year to walk in honor of her children and all families who face the challenges of living with autism.
ABOUT ORANGE COUNTY WALK NOW FOR AUTISM SPEAKS:
The 10th annual Orange County Walk Now for Autism Speaks will be held November 16, 2013 at the Orange County Great Park, El Toro Field at 6990 Marine Way in Irvine, CA. Service Champions Heating & Air Conditioning is the 10th anniversary presenting sponsor. The 2012 Orange County Autism Walk hosted 8,500 people and raised $255,000.
ABOUT AUTISM SPEAKS:
Autism Speaks is the nation’s largest autism advocacy organization, dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism, and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. www.autismspeaks.org
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, autism now affects about 1 in every 88 American children, including 1 in 54 boys. Autism is a complex condition that affects a person’s ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by behavioral challenges.