Zachariah is swimming a 10k for on October 22nd to raise money and awareness for autism. Zachariah has autism and proves every day that it is not a disability. He has a high GPA, is co-captain of the swim team, he’s in the beta club, has many friends and a great sense of humor. One of the biggest reasons he has been so successful is that he has had amazing support from family, friends and teachers BUT it is also due to the fact that he had early intervention before he started kindergarten. His charity is Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks stated as its goal "to accelerate and fund biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism spectrum disorders; to increase awareness of the disorder; and to improve the quality of life of affected individuals and their families".