Welcome to Lauren Shaner's Fundraising Page
Join me in my efforts to support Autism Speaks!
I am raising funds to support a cause that is very important to me. In early 2019, I promised myself to commit to create awareness and be a voice for those with Autism.
My brother and best friend, Jeffrey, was born with Autism. There is not a person in my life that is more caring, loving and sincere than Jeff and he has shaped me into the person I am today. Jeff will never be able to read or write, drive a car, go to college or live on his own without assistance but he will outsmart you on anything science related. He is a constant reminder that just because you’re different, doesn’t mean you can’t shine bright. As friends, family members and colleagues, there is always room to improve on accepting others for their differences and being careful with our everyday words and actions goes a long way.
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 1 in 59 children is on the autism spectrum.
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. They empower people with autism and their families with resources, online tools and information covering the life span. Autism Speaks enhances lives today and is accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.
Thank you for helping me reach my goal and creating awareness for those with Autism. Your support is greatly appreciated!
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