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Hi friends & family!
As many of you know I have a birthday coming up.. While I am normally known for planning some outside of the box birthday celebrations I have decided to keep things low key this year and appreciate all of the wonderful things in my life. Volunteering and charity work have always been a large part of my life and in honor in my birthday this year I am asking you to help me give back.
I currently work for a non-profit that helps children with developmental disabilities. In addition to my full time work I also provide behavioral interventions for children on the Autism Spectrum. I have been actively involved and passionate about this population for many years and the prevelence of this diagnosis keeps increasing. Now 1 in every 88 children is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum disorder and the many education and research programs out there are very expensive.
I would love if you could help me this year by giving back to the organization Autism Speaks. This is the largest Autism Advocacy group out there and they have a hand in every aspect of autism research, advocacy and treatment. Because of their large network and strong advocacy, Autism services are now covered by insurance in NY State!!! Any donation can help make a difference and will greatly benefit the idividuals coping with this disorder.