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"Going Over the Edge" for Autism

He did it! Aaron Tanner literally went over the edge for autism. Congratulations for raising over $2,000 to help kids and families with autism spectrum disorders.
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On Saturday, July 27, Aaron Tanner, MS, CCC-SLP, will go “Over The Edge” to raise awareness about autism spectrum disorders and to support the work of the Boone Fetter Clinic at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, in providing high-quality care to children with autism. Along with community members from throughout Southern California, Tanner will take part in the inaugural Los Angeles “Over The Edge” event for Autism Speaks, in which he will rappel off the top of the Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel, an 11-story building!


Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a member of the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network, which is dedicated to improving medical care for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Tanner is a Speech and Language Pathologist and a member of multidisciplinary diagnostic team for autism and neurodevelopmental disorders within the Boone Fetter Clinic. For Tanner, this event is an opportunity to emphasize the importance of communication. “Communication is key for kids with autism. By working with children early on, we can lay a strong foundation for language development and help children gain the social skills needed to communicate effectively and maintain healthy relationships,” Tanner says. “The work we are doing at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles as part of the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network is helping to move this field forward so that all children can benefit from these services.”

Support Aaron and his efforts to raise awareness!

You can help Aaron reach his fundraising goal. Make a donation today! To read more about the event, click here. This post was updated on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 with photos of Aaron Tanner from the Over the Edge for Autism Speaks event.