Oct. 14, 2013 ASHLAND, Ohio - Ashland University student Marisa Carafelli, a senior from Wooster, organized a group of walkers for the 2013 Walk Now for Autism Speaks event held Oct. 14 in Columbus. The Ashland Intervention Specialist (IS) Team, which included education faculty members Dr. Carla Abreu-Ellis and Dr. Jason Ellis, raised more than $1,135.
Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a fun-filled, family friendly event and is the single most powerful force to fund vital research that will lead to answers. Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disorder in the U.S. and more volunteers are needed to join the fight. Every 11 minutes, another family receives the devastating news that their child has an autism spectrum disorder.
Carafelli is an intervention specialist moderate/intensive major and a graduate of Wooster High School. She is the daughter of Edward and Charlene Carafelli.