- Boston Marathon 2014
And this time next year, on the third Monday in April, the world will return to this great American city to run harder than ever, and to cheer even louder, for the 118th Boston Marathon. Bet on it.
Tomorrow, the sun will rise over Boston. Tomorrow, the sun will rise over this country that we love. This special place. This state of grace.
Scripture tells us to “run with endurance the race that is set before us.” As we do, may God hold close those who’ve been taken from us too soon. May He comfort their families. And may He continue to watch over these United States of America.
President Barack Obama
April 18, 2013
- Looking Back At 2013
- Greater Boston Walk Now for Autism Speaks
A rainy, wonderful day, walking for hope, help and healing for those we love on the autism spectrum.
- A Decade of Jack
A decade of Jackness ... :)
When the day that lies ahead of me
Seems impossible to face
When someone else instead of me
Always seems to know the way
Then I look at you
And the world's alright with me
Just one look at you
And I know it's gonna be ..
A lovely day...
- Cape Escape 2013
- Take Me Out to the Ball Game
- Boston Marathon 2013
Please donate at www.onefundboston.org
The One Fund Boston was established through the generosity of businesses, foundations and individual donors. It was created at the request of Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. The Victim Relief Fund of The One Fund Boston will be used to assist those families of the victims who were killed and the victims who were most seriously affected as a result of the tragic events during the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 and related events on April 18th and April 19th.
- Christmas 2012
- Happy 12th Birthday Sweet Amy
A walk down memory lane as we celebrate Amy's 12th birthday!
- Escape to the Cape 2012
- New York
- If I Had a Boat
- A Look Back at 2011
- Christmas 2011
- Autism Law Summit 2011
Stakeholders and policymakers from 31 states gathered in Salt Lake City for a weekend of celebration and strategizing, working to ensure people diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder have access to the health insurance coverage. Learn more at http://www.autismvotes.org/
- Greater Boston Walk Now for Autism Speaks 2011
Celebrating Jack's 8th birthday with those we love at the Greater Boston Walk Now for Autism Speaks. We choose hope!
- Summer 2011
- Rhode Island Autism Insurance Bill Signing
Stakeholders and legislators gathered at the State House on August 11, 2011 to witness Governor Chafee sign autism insurance reform legislation. Congratulations Rhode Island on this significant first step! Learn more about the new law at http://www.autismvotes.org/rhodeisland.
We loved her so much... What a beautiful, gentle soul. She was taken too soon and is greatly missed.
- Boston Marathon 2011
I ran the 2011 Boston Marathon to raise funds for Nashoba Learning Group. Nashoba, a school for kids with autism in Bedford, MA has been a godsend for my son, Jack. Much like running a marathon, the road is long and requires a lot of grit and determination when working with a child severely impacted by autism. Jack's team at NLG works hard every day, genuinely looking at him as an individual. Jack, who works tirelessly himself, has blossomed in their care.
It is my wish that every child that is currently on the waiting list at NLG (which sadly numbers in the hundreds) would have the opportunity to attend school where the staff utilizes evidence-base interventions to help them reach their full potential.
Thanks to everyone who donated to my run so far. If you haven't, you still can right here.
- 2010 - My Year in Photos
- Christmas 2010
- Halloween 2010
Amy and Jack do the time warp again ... Nothing like a New England Halloween with family and friends.
- Greater Boston Walk Now for Autism Speaks 2010
20,000 of our closest friends sang "Happy Birthday" to Jack at the Greater Boston Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Talk about a sunshine moment! Thank you to all of our amazing friends and family who donated to our walk team and took time to attend the walk with Team Jack Attack!
- New Hampshire Bill Signing
Families and advocates from New Hampshire celebrated with Governor Lynch as he signed Connor's Law in a public ceremony on September 17, 2010 at the State House. Special thanks to Rep. Suzanne Butcher and Kirsten Murphy for their tireless efforts to ensure the passage of this legislation. New Hampshire is the 22nd state to require health insurance to cover evidence-based autism treatments.
- ARICA Bill Signing at Fenway
A day to remember for stakeholders and legislators, as Governor Deval Patrick signed ARICA/H4935 at Fenway Park.
- Advocacy Day for ARICA
WIth only days left in the session, families gathered at the State House to lobby for passage of Massachusetts' Autism Insurance Reform Bill, H3809/ARICA.
- Escape to the Cape 2010
Our annual peaceful getaway to the shores of Cape Cod. Jack rode his buddy bike for the first time on the CCRT. We all ventured over to Martha's Vineyard for a day.
All in all, a lovely ride...
Videos taken with Flip
- Christmas 2009
Christmas at home in Boston with just our little family. There's nothing more beautiful than a snowy New England holiday season.
- Thanksgiving 2009
- Halloween 2009
We celebrated with families from Nashoba Learning Group on a breezy, beautiful day in our back yard and then headed down the street to celebrate with our wonderful neighbors.
- Cape Cod Escape 2009
Our first Cape vacation ... we rented a house in Harwich and spent our days hanging at the beach and exploring the Cape. It was our best family vacation ever.
- New Jersey Bill Signing
- Amy's 9th Birthday Party
Amy invited a few of her closest buddies to sleep over and celebrate her 9th birthday.
- DC Trip July 2009
Jack makes his first visit to DC to hang out on K Street, visit Senator Kerry's office and see his friends Zak and Alex at the IACC meeting. Unfortunately, the IACC dismissed two hours early and the public comments were not heard. Jack, Zak and Alex were all very disappointed...
- Connecticut Celebration!
- Westchester Fairfield 2009 Walk Now for Autism
Scenes from a sunny walk day in Purchase NY with special guests Governor Sarah Palin and her family.
- AFAM's Autism Awareness Day at the State House
Families and advocates from across Massachusetts gathered in the Grand Hall for AFAM's 2009 Autism Awareness Day at the State House.
- Autism Awareness Day in Hartford
- Rally in Richmond January 2009
Hundreds of families from all over VIrginia rallied at the Capitol Square Bell Tower. Their message was loud and strong: Autism is treatable. Insurance should cover treatment.
- Christmas 2008
An Ursitti Family Christmas in snowy Dover, MA
- Halloween 2008
Note to self: Never wake Jack from a nap prior to trick-or-treating.
- Boston Walk Now for Autism 2008
A beautiful day in Boston, raising funds for autism research and signing people up for Autism Votes. Join the movement at www.autismvotes.org
- Memorial Day 2008
New England finally warmed up, so Amy and Jack threw on their swim suits and played in the sprinkler. Daisy joined in too.
- Boston Marathon 2008
I ran the Boston Marathon to raise funds for Jack's school, Nashoba Learning Group. If you would like to make a donation, please go to my fundraising page at http://firstgiving.com/teamjackattack
- Springtime 2008
Amy and Jack enjoying their first Spring in New England
- Christmas 2007
Breakfast at home in Massachusetts ...
Then off to Disneyland ... our first visit!
Andy had to visit the Reagan library...
Then a beautiful couple of days in sunny Palm Springs.
Thanks to cousin Erin for cooking Christmas breakfast while we opened presents and packed like crazy...
Thanks to Disney for the disability pass. No waiting in line! The best Christmas present ever!
Thanks to Miss Ally for tolerating us for a week and for helping make sure Jack had a great time.
Thanks to Asleep at the Wheel for the best version of Feliz Navidad, hands down ...
Thanks to the beautiful state of California for the blue skies, beautiful mountain ranges and megadoses of sunshine.
Happy, Happy Christmas!!!
- Halloween 2007
Our first Halloween in New England was picture perfect!
Amy went with the High School Musical theme and dressed up as an Eastside High cheerleader ...
Jack did Harry Potter but just wouldn't wear the glasses. Still so cute!
These shots are from the party at Jack's preschool (you'll see Jack's wonderful aide Ryan in many of the shots) as well as here at home before going out to trick or treat.
- Little Wonders
This album is dedicated to Jack's Texas therapists whose dedication, creativity, tenacity and spunk helped Jack connect with us in so many beautiful ways over the past 2 years. Your devotion has left a permanent imprint on all of our hearts.
- Walk Now for Autism 2007 Dallas Fort Worth
All to improve the quality of life of all those dealing with autism.
A look back at the beautiful people who made it all happen.