So, I was in between two 8pm-8am night shifts, but I’m a firm believer that fashion never sleeps so neither should I! Although I knew I’d be exhausted, I checked Eventbrite and as an avid supporter of all-things-Baltimore, I just had to purchase tickets to Stomp the Runway for Autism run by Derrick Dixon. His passion was clearly exhibited by his words, dedication, and actions through this event. It extends to his literary work “Don’t call me different… I just do things differently.”
The event was packed with support from family, friends and various leaders of Baltimore including former Mayor Sheila Dixon. The Downtown Cultural Art Center as the venue was ideal for sure.
There were so many powerful messages expressed.
“Autistic parents deal with what parents of ‘normal’ kids experience, the fears…uncertainties…but there is always a barrier”
One of the parent’s speech described her struggles with obtaining the proper teaching environment…
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