Three Miles, Three Journeys: Bobby’s Journey

Our annual 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk is so much more than just a run. It’s a celebration of our participants, our families, and our community. As Eden Autism’s largest annual fundraiser, the 5K brings together people from all across the state to help support our mission to improve the lives of individuals with autism. 

To help celebrate this year’s 5K, we’re sharing a family’s story for every mile of the race — three miles, three journeys. 

For our last video, we sat down with Vinnie and Dion Giannicola, one of Eden’s founding families, to discuss the importance of lifespan services, the challenges of aging with autism, and how Eden has helped their son Bobby from childhood to seniorhood.

To join us in supporting children and adults with autism at the Eden Autism 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, visit