A Different Kind of Brilliant!

We’re running for… everyone and anyone who’s life has been touched by Autism and all the joy, challenge and complexities that brings!

We are running for autism to help create a world where no-one on the autism spectrum is left behind.Β 

We will be running from Sunday 31st October - 7th November while raising much needed funds to support people on the autism spectrum.

An estimated 1 in every 70 people is on the spectrum. Along with their family members, this means autism is a part of daily life for over a million Australians.

People on the spectrum see, hear, feel and experience the world differently. For many, simply coping with the everyday can lead to confusion, anxiety and isolation.

By coming together and taking action, we can help provide opportunities for people on the autism spectrum to participate, engage and thrive in the world around them.

Help us make our run challenge count and show your support by donating today!

Thank you to our Sponsors

$250

Glenn Brown

Can't fully explain how proud I am of my sister and my super niece Ziva! Go Dayna!

$250

Myqm Pty Ltd

Run like the wind bullseye 🎯 So proud of you sis! Ziva is amazing in every way and so are you! Big love xx

$212

Sara Fitzgerald

Go Dayna! Such an inspiration and an amazing advocate for your daughter and other families. Xo

$106

Matthew Patafta

Thank you so much for spreading awareness and sharing your story. 🧑

$106

Kym Hart

It’s been fascinating reading your incredible journey and insightful posts about your experience. It’s a world I knew nothing about. I wish you all the very best for the run - just another thing to add to your schedule!

$106

Pj

Inspirational

$106

John And Patrice Simmons

We're loving your heartfelt writing.

$106

Sharon Zakharoff

Good luck David. Happy to donate to the run for Autism. Love Mum

$106

Kaylene Zakharoff

$106

Brooke Gaukroger

$106

Myconnection Pty Ltd

Ziva is an amazing girl and has grown so much with very supportive parents. All the best Dayna on your run for Ziva. Adrian, Isabelle, Jessica and Benjamin πŸƒ‍♀️

$106

Rachel Shipp

$106

Dani Champion

Thank you for raising awareness in such a beautiful way. Lots of love to you and the Brown family xx

$106

Tegan Broen

$106

Tamie

Dayna - you are a beautiful mother and an inspiration to me. God knew you would be the perfect mother for Ziva! God bless.

$100

Kat

I’m sure you’re a great runner but you are also an unbelievably talented writer. “Write for Autism!” Thank you for sharing your journey in such a powerful way! Keep fighting the good fight Super Mum!

$100

Wayne Myers

Great cause Jimmy. Hope you smash it!

$100

Ingrid Hatfield

$100

Anonymous

$71

Kim Davey

Thank you for sharing Ziva's story

$64

Vicky

So proud of you, now run!

$55

Kat Newman

πŸ’™ You are amazing! Loving reading your thoughts and insight.

$53

Erica Newman

So proud of you Dayna, Ziva is one in a million and we are very lucky to know you both and watch Ziva grow into an amazing young person. Your hard work and dedication is reflected in Ziva. Well done xx

$53

Sarah Toohey

Sharing Ziva and your family’s story is such a beautiful way to raise much needed awareness of Autism. Amazing work Dayna x

$53

Annie Wild

Love you and your Marky xx

$53

Tania Strutynski

$53

Lisa

Rooting for you beautiful ❀

$53

Colin & Tina Maree Brown

Well done Dayna πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™‚

$53

Hotchkis Family

❀️

$53

Meryn Weenink

$53

Rachel Dacey

$53

Lauren Lagana

❀️

$53

Bec & Pj

For incredible kids like your Z and my T who encourage us to see the world through different eyes, who challenge us, stretch us, bless us ❀️

$53

Gordon Thomas

Absolutely crushing the goal! Amazing cause, best of luck.

$53

Heather

Dayna, You are an amazing, inspiring mum! XOXOXO!!!

$53

Kristi Bartel

Amazing hun πŸ’œ thank you for the awareness that you are raising

$53

Kelsey Reist

Well done for being so brave in sharing your (ongoing) journey, you write so beautifully and authentically I hope it’s as healing to you as it is helpful for others! I know it’s already helping me support families I work with her in the earlier stage of diagnosis. Lots of love to you and your beautiful family!

$53

Jay

Good job Bud! No run yesterday?

$53

Carole Kocmar

$53

Lyn

Awesome work Jimmy!!

$53

Jess Ruffy

Thanks for spreading awareness!! Go team Ziva!

$53

Selina

Here with you every step of the way xx

$53

Erin W

Ziva is the most amazing and awesome person; and a credit to such loving and courageous parents. You and Sage are raising such a beautiful girl, inside and out, she can achieve anything she puts her mind to. Can’t wait to see what else she achieves on her life journey xx

$53

Steph Bird

Gooooooo Heather!!! Well done x

$53

Matthew Power

$53

Ange Clark

Go Dayna! Your an inspiration! We love reading your posts, thank you for raising awareness xx

$53

John Ayton

Great work - thanks for raising awareness

$50

Keir Dickson

$50

Remy Lagana

$50

Teresa Scott

So proud of what you and Sage have accomplished. Ziva has turned out so well thanks to you both.

$50

The Ashton’s

Ziva is amazing, and Harvey and Tayla just adore her x

$50

Jenny Mcquiggin

Thank you for your vulnerable and heartfelt sharing which raises awareness for us all. Much love to you and your beautiful family. ❀️

$50

Rachel Norfor

(Finally got around to donating!) I think what you're doing is amazing. And thank you so much for sharing your journey - you're the absolute best mum for Ziva!

$42

Katie And Evan Ekin-smyth

$42

Rebecca And Steven Edwards

$42

Carla Troxell

$42

Ilze Du Randt

Great cause. Good job Jimmy

$42

Kara Hilly

πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›

$42

Lisa Robilliard

♥️

$40

Anonymous

$40

Danielle Ferguson

You go girl! You are doing an amazing thing, thank you so much πŸ₯°πŸ€— x

$32

Janelle Patten

Go you good thing. All the very best of luck and I am cheering you on. Ziva is an absolute treasure. Love your whole family. GOOD LUCK

$32

Amanda Zimmerman

Get it girl! Keep crushing it. So proud of you!

$32

Pauline

Well done my friend, proud of you!

$32

Rima

I’ve absolutely loved reading about ZivaπŸ’—πŸ₯°

$32

Stephanie, Vince & Josie T

$32

James Mcphail

$32

Jo D

$32

Katie Bogg

$32

Edwina Donlan

Amazing how you are speaking out, sharing your journey. Ziva is an awesome young lady continue to be proud of your beautiful girl.

$32

Anonymous

$32

Brittini M

Get it girl x

$32

Sham Sreedharan

Good luck Heather!!

$32

Siobhan Glyde

I have truly loved reading your story. I would never have known your family’s journey had you not been willing to share. And I probably would never have known so much about what families go through when on this journey. More people should be willing to share their experiences with autism or otherwise. You absolutely go girl!

$32

Ronnie

Good luck Dave

$32

Ronnie

Good luck Dayna xx

$32

Karen Lord

Go Dayna! You are amazing!

$32

Carmen Ulrick

$32

Alisdair Kerr

$32

Dayna Brown

$32

Lyn

Dayna I am so proud of you and Sage. This journey you are on has helped make you the couple you are today. Congratulations you have a wonderful family.

$32

Carmen Ulrick

$32

Heather-lee Seib

$30

Leisa Brassington

$30

Amelia Brown

Way to go you rock.

$30

Karlee

<3 β˜†β˜†

$30

Mirjana

$28

Laurie Coleman

Your amazing. Enjoy the run.

$27

Tanya Bridges

Inspirational Dayna.

$27

Sandra

You are amazing Dayna. I have learn a lot from all your stories.

$27

Amy Stewart

Wish I could donate more. Thank you for sharing your story!

$27

Anonymous

$27

Deb Goggin

Great work Dayna! You are an amazing mum and I’m sure Ziva (and everyone) is so super proud of you ❀️

$21

Rebecca Turpie

You are a wonderful human <3

$21

Lawler Montana

$21

Wendy Urquhart

$21

Jaimi Pigram

Thank you so sharing your story and experiences. What a great cause!

$21

Patricia Brown

Wonderful Dayna, your stories are heart-warming.

$21

Jess Hewen

$21

Lisa Hill

You’re an amazing inspiring person and mother xoxo

$21

Lisa Hill

$21

Kelly Woods

$21

Melissa World

$21

Loren Love

Great work Dayna πŸƒπŸ»‍♀️

$21

Caitlin Strain

$21

Aimee Lutze

Thank you for sharing your story! What an incredible girl Ziva is and what an insight I now have to the very innards of your family. What a journey, thank you for everything you taught me! Get it girl! :)

$21

Katherine Power

You are a super star! Beautifully honest xxx

$21

Annette Watson

I'm no runner but will be cheering you on Dayna. You are an incredible mother and an inspiration to all. Your little family are very lucky to have you as a mum.

$21

Amy Victoria Westcott

Yours and Ziva's story is so inspirational. The world should hear it to build an understanding of the beauty of autism. I've been reading the posts each day and have learnt a lot, smiled and gotten a bit emosh. All my love to you and the fam x

$21

Rhiannon Kocmar

This is for your beautiful little girl and her amazing mum

$21

Kyles

Dearest Dayn, you ROCK my friend!!! Thank you for doing this for all of those special kids out there, including ours….much love. Kyles xxx

$20

Jazzy B

Good luck honey. No doubt you will smash it! X

$11

Liz Fox

Well done x

$11

Daayna

πŸ’•β€οΈ

$11

Anonymous

I wish I could give more. With all my love Peta πŸ’‹

$10

Teall

BIG LOVE from a fellow family on the journey xxx