"He’s probably autistic because his parents let him play on the phone all day."

"It’s a disorder for the rich, poor people don’t even have enough food to eat, autism does not exist for us."

"The vaccine probably made him autistic."

These are just a few assumptions and questions out of the thousands that families with children with autism face every day. Some are purposely ill-meaning, some from outdated beliefs or from being uninformed, regardless, they all stem from a lack of understanding and awareness of autism. Returning for the third time, The Steps Challenge by Saigon Children’s Charity will continue to promote the message 'Step Up for Autism' in 2021 - to spread awareness on autism amongst the community through a walking challenge suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

With every sign-up and donation, you will contribute to saigonchildren activities in educating parents, training teachers, and free early intervention classes for children with autism in disadvantaged circumstances. In life, the distance that we travel is not always as important as the journey, taking steps and moving forward every day. Research shows that, in regards to autism, the earlier the diagnosis and intervention, the more effective it is for skill development. Although autism is not a ‘sickness’ that can be ‘cured’, early intervention can successfully aid children with autism in developing skills and integrating with society.


One small step at a time, children with autism who are supported in time can ‘unlock’ all their potential. With The Steps Challenge, how far you go is not as important as the fact that you are always moving forward, diligently contributing steps daily. With each step, you are directly helping children with autism, especially those in disadvantaged circumstances, to move closer towards reaching their full potential.


Register here: https://irace.vn/races/thu-thach-buoc-chan-2021 

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THE STEPS CHALLENGE 2021

by Saigon Children's Charity CIO


"He’s probably autistic because his parents let him play on the phone all day."

"It’s a disorder for the rich, poor people don’t even have enough food to eat, autism does not exist for us."

"The vaccine probably made him autistic."

These are just a few assumptions and questions out of the thousands that families with children with autism face every day. Some are purposely ill-meaning, some from outdated beliefs or from being uninformed, regardless, they all stem from a lack of understanding and awareness of autism. Returning for the third time, The Steps Challenge by Saigon Children’s Charity will continue to promote the message 'Step Up for Autism' in 2021 - to spread awareness on autism amongst the community through a walking challenge suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

With every sign-up and donation, you will contribute to saigonchildren activities in educating parents, training teachers, and free early intervention classes for children with autism in disadvantaged circumstances. In life, the distance that we travel is not always as important as the journey, taking steps and moving forward every day. Research shows that, in regards to autism, the earlier the diagnosis and intervention, the more effective it is for skill development. Although autism is not a ‘sickness’ that can be ‘cured’, early intervention can successfully aid children with autism in developing skills and integrating with society.


One small step at a time, children with autism who are supported in time can ‘unlock’ all their potential. With The Steps Challenge, how far you go is not as important as the fact that you are always moving forward, diligently contributing steps daily. With each step, you are directly helping children with autism, especially those in disadvantaged circumstances, to move closer towards reaching their full potential.


Register here: https://irace.vn/races/thu-thach-buoc-chan-2021