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Samantha and Mat Take on London Marathon

running the London Marathon for Kith and Kids because kids of all abilities deserve to be included

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  • Team members: Mat Rosso
  • Event: London Marathon 2019, 28 Apr 2019

Kith and Kids London marathon Team 2019

Welcome to our London marathon team page!

Charity Registration No. 1080972

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ABOUT KITH AND KIDS: 

Kith & Kids supports families who have a son or daughter with autism or a learning disability (many also have a physical or sensory disability) to overcome their social isolation. We provide a variety of volunteer-supported projects and services, offering opportunities to learn new skills, make friends, go out and have fun. We offer quality training to hundreds of volunteers throughout the year who support our projects and provide a vital link between our participants and the wider community. Our Family Support Service helps parents and siblings by introducing them to other parents and siblings as well as providing individual information and support. Our Outreach Service provides information, support and training to families, carers and organizations.


WHY WE SUPPORT THEM: 

After working with multiple students of varying abilities while in New York City, Samantha directly saw how autism and learning disabilities affect children's growth and development, both academically and socially. Furthermore, it became apparent how little information has been disseminated to make social interactions more welcoming and inclusive for both kids and their families. As such, it became one of the passions of her teaching career. 

Mat's mother similarly shared the same passion, as she also worked with kids diagnosed with autism during Mat's youth. Naturally, she then raised Mat in an environment to be inclusive and accepting of all. Today, Samantha and Mat continue to share those values, as they incorporate them in their daily life's work, and strive to raise awareness for a  disorder they are both deeply passionate about by running the London marathon for Kith and Kids. 

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