Benjamin's Buddies began in 2008 as a "walk team" at the Citizen's Bank Park Walk for Autism in support of Autism Speaks. Along with our son Benjamin, who was diagnosed in November of 2007, the team has steadily grown, not only in size, but in our endeavors in support of the Autistic Community as well. We believe in the importance of research, education and intervention. With 1 in 88 children being born and diagnosed with autism, we must all join in the fight and do what we can TOGETHER to help find a cause or cure for this devastating developmental disorder. The future depends on it!