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.