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Welcome to Team Include Xavier

Include Xavier

Include Xavier

Get out your superhero suits, stretchy pants and capes! We invite you to join us on Saturday, April 6, 2019, for the 15th annual Race for Autism in Balboa Park. Team Include Xavier will join the thousands of everyday SUPERHEROES in support of NFAR - National Foundation of Autism Research. To those who have supported in the past, big hugs and thank yous to you. We appreciate your love, time and generosity. If this is your first time walking for autism, thank you and be ready for a memorable morning in beautiful Balboa Park. Our kids love costume spotting and our favorite are the four legged friends that support and cheer all involved.

We are looking forward to being there with you. Our family has personally been touched by autism. We would not have been as strong and resilient without our loving families and friends. Xavier, our now 15 year old teen, is finding his way in high school and together we are exploring what he would like to do after his high school years. He is practicing using sentences, volunteering in his community and he is showing more interest in learning photography. Xavier and our family are working on opening more possibilities for his first love - art and all things drawing and painting. Similar to when Xavier was initially diagnosed, we have more questions than answers on how to make things work for him, but we feel less lost and alone because of organizations and communities like NFAR. They have been a strong and reliable place for families like ours and for children and young adults living with autism.

Did you know NFAR teaches coding to students with autism? This is just a small example of what happens to the funds raised through the walk and it all stays here in San Diego. The autism cause is very dear to our family. Autism affects 1 in 59 children in the US today, and over 19,000 individuals right here in San Diego. 100% of the dollars we raise stays in San Diego to help our community, providing funding for autism treatment programs, vocational training for young adults, parent programs, educational workshops, and funding to hundreds of local classrooms. The funds raised at the Race benefit thousands of San Diego children and families each year. Every dollar truly makes a difference at improving the learning, social and employment opportunities for our children.

Please join our team and give as generously as you can. Your support is greatly appreciated! Together, let's be Heroes for those with autism!

Thank you,
Dionne Family
Team Include Xavier

C Dionne
  • XDXavier Dionne
  • MDM Dionne
  • KDKai D
  • SDSofia D.
Kasandra Reid
  • ARAnthony Reid
Cleo F
  • EFEthan F
Cleo F
  • EFEthan F
Kerry Boesch
  • JBJoan Boesch
Sonja M
  • CWCooper W.
Vanessa Thomas Moricz
  • RMRemington Moricz


raised of $500 goal

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2. MCMichelle Cornelius
good luck Xavier ❤️ I hope you do your best. I wish i can be there. -sienna
3. CMCasey, Sara, Isaac & Max
Wishing we were in SD to walk with you!
4. VMVi Murphy
5. JHJune D. Hurd
I am so proud of you for recognizing a good cause and giving your time to make a difference. I love you.
6. BsBeverly Santos