HELP Autism Association

Together we have given hundreds of hours of therapy. We dare to dream further and offer the children from Help Autism the chance to have friends. Run between May 8 and 9 at the Bucharest Half Marathon for the rare friendship of children with autism.

In the 10 marathons and semi-marathons, we gathered with you, over 1800 runners of #teamHelpAutism, hundreds of hours of therapy. This year we dare to dream further. We dream that together we could give to the children with autism the opportunity to make friends.

Because for our children the opportunities to make friends are drastically reduced in natural contexts such as school or park due to the specificity of their diagnosis. Andrei, Darius, Miri and Sara met their first friends in the socializing groups. The ones where Darius played with Andrei for the first time, Andrei kissed Miri and Miri had fun with her friend Sara every time. Friendships are hard to connect between therapy rooms for children with autism and often they are impossible to make in the park. Socializing groups are some of the very few occasions when children with autism make friends.

Enter the orange team at the Bucharest Marathon and we will run together so that kids with autism can make friends beyond the therapy room. #darefurther

Help Autism Association is today, at 10 years of establishment, the biggest organization dedicated to the cause in Romania. We support 550 children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in therapy programs within the 5 centers and at home. From specific therapy to school integration programs, from parent support to awareness campaigns, lobby and advocacy, Help Autism seeks to consistently provide a spectrum of solutions for children with autism and their families.

Find out more about our mission to help kids with autism fulfill their potential on and learn their stories on