Joanii's Painting For Autism Awareness
I know that COVID19 has put a strain on everyone emotionally and financially. Thats why I felt it was even more critical to step outside of myself and sign up to run for Autism Speaks. It's times like these when we need to reach out and try to raise funds to support a cause that is important! The ability to do so while accomplishing a personal goal is even better!
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 54 children is on the autism spectrum. What many of you may not know is that my own family has been impacted by Autism Specturm Disorder...so I have a special place in my heart for Autism Awareness.
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.
I appreciate any amount that you can contribute to helping me reach my goal. Your support is greatly appreciated!
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