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Arthur Reitz – Spring Forward for Autism

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ReitzFamilyJUSTin HOPE was founded by a group of dedicated individuals who believe that “a little bit of help gives a lot of hope.”

Arthur Reitz is one of the many individuals who helped make Spring Forward for Autism a success.  The local firefighters for both Truckee Meadows Fire Department and City of Reno Fire Department participated in the event. As a City of Reno Fire Department Firefighter, Arthur organized both unions participation and fundraising to benefit Justin Hope.  Spring Forward for Autism is a 5k walk put on by the Justin Hope Foundation.  The walk benefits families in Northern Nevada who have children with Autism or other neuro development disorders.

The Justin Hope Foundation is giving hope to the children and families in Northern Nevada affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other neuro development disorders by providing medical equipment, supplies, and/or  opportunities otherwise not available that will have a meaningful impact on the family as a whole.  The foundation was inspired by Justin Reitz who was diagnosed with the disease at age two. Their goal is to help individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder and other neuro-developmental disorders by bridging the gap between what they can afford and what they need to live their lives to the fullest potential as individuals and as a family.

This years’ walk was the best year ever! The organization had the greatest event turn out and money raised.  The Reno community truly came together for a great event.  But the event couldn’t be accomplished without all the volunteers and sponsors for the event.  Great job!

Interested in donating to Justin Hope?  Please visit for more information on how you can help.

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Author: Brooklyn Joiner

I am an Selection Specialist with Dennis A. Joiner and Associates focusing on Supervisory and Management Skills Assessment for Selection, Promotion and Career Development I hold a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno. I am always looking for more opportunities to further my education, because I truly believe education is the foundation to ones' success. My intent is to inspire people to challenge the norm. To raise the bar in their fields. To be the best they can be, not just today, but everyday. To become leaders. Specialties: Leadership, Management, Assessment Centers and Situational Judgment Tests. Occupational specialties include all promotional ranks of law enforcement, fire and emergency services.

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