Thursday, March 8, 2012

Troy Blevins

Autism Light #163 is Troy Blevins.

Troy Blevins is from St. Augustine, Florida. He has two sons with autism. Troy Blevins is raising awareness for autism literally one step at a time. Troy Blevins is an Autism Light because he is taking a 6 week journey to walk from his home in St. Augustine, Florida to Washington DC to raise awareness for Autism as part of Project Autism of St. Johns, Inc.

Troy Blevins is talking to legislators and the general public along his journey about autism and the need for early intervention funding. At the time of this post he had finished about 200 miles of his approximately 750 mile journey to the capital of the United States. The following is a video of Troy Blevins on his trex to Washington D.C. when he reached Savannah, Georgia on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.


Troy Blevins earned a degree in recreation in 1989 from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. Troy Blevins had worked as the Recreation and Parks Director for St. John's County in Florida for many years, but he resigned that position in the Fall of 2011 to prepare for his autism walk (Source). For more information on Troy Blevins' walk read this news story.

Special thanks to Troy Blevins for his autism advocacy. He is certainly raising autism awareness as he walks on this incredible journey and the autism community is thankful for his dedication and discipline.

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