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.  Any donation can help make a difference and will greatly benefit the idividuals coping with this disorder.

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