On September 17, people from around the world will come together online for the first ever Big Give For Autism to raise support and funds for kids and adults impacted by autism. Here's what our national CEO Scott Badesch has to say about the importance of this inaugural event:
Message From Scott Badesch:
It's getting closer...in less than one week people across the country will rally together to partner with the Autism Society as we work to improve the lives of those affected by autism. Now is the time for you to register for The Big Give for Autism.
Because of our work together, we have made great strides in those 50 years. For example, we have worked hard to advocate for integration in the schools, deinstitutionalization, and access to public education resources.
In the earliest days of my career as a classroom teacher, little was known about autism. At that time, my support and knowledge came from parents associated with the Autism Society. While much has been learned about autism, the challenges related to services remain today. The Autism Society has the potential to help solve some of our most pressing issues.
--Cathy Pratt, Ph.D., BCBA, Director, Indiana Resource Center for Autism/IIDC and Autism Society Panel of Professional Advisor
Your support on September 17 can make all the difference in helping teachers like Cathy Pratt build a strong foundation of education and treatment programs for children living with autism.
By getting involved with #AutismBigGive and spreading the word, you can help advance services for individuals dealing with autism while empowering their families and caregivers.
Best of all, when you support The Big Give for Autism on September 17, thanks to a match grant from generous supporters, a portion of the donations received will be DOUBLED extending the effectiveness of your donation.
Let's ensure the highest quality of life for those affected by autism. Sign up for The Autism Big Give today!
President & CEO
Please don't forget to tag us in social media using the hashtag: #AutismBigGive