Autism Awareness and Fundraising

Many of you know my continuous campaign to raise awareness and funds for Autism. I thought I’d link you all my brand new fundraising page.

I’m an author, therapist, daughter, friend and most importantly I am a sister.

My brother has Aspergers Syndrome and my nephew has autism. Aspergers is a form of autism. The autistic spectrum is a very large umbrella and huddled beneath it are dozens of types of autism.

So, what is Autism?

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people and the world around them.

It is a spectrum condition, which means that, while all people with autism share certain areas of difficulty, their condition will affect them in different ways

1 in every 150 people in the world is Autistic.

A lot is misunderstood about autism and a stigma has become attached to the condition. This must stop.

The National Autistic Society works with other organizations all over the globe to support and reach out to those with autism and their families.

 

Why am I asking you to donate?

 

I want a world where all people living with autism get to lead the life they choose.

This means a world where everyone living with autism:

  • gets the support, education and training they need
  • lives with dignity and as independently as possible
  • feels part of their community and wider society
  • is understood by all professionals who support them
  • is respected for who they are by a knowledgeable public.

The Autistic Society are a charity, and they rely on the support of people like you to help improve the lives of people living with autism.

So how does your donation help?

Family support – post-diagnosis

  • help!
    Support for parents and carers of school-age children, young people and adults who have a recent diagnosis of autism. NAS offer a range of one-day seminars for up to two parents/carers per family, which provide timely information and advice.

 

  • EarlyBird
    Training for professionals who help parents post-diagnosis.

 

  • Healthy Minds
    Training for professionals to equip parents with information and practical advice to improve both their own and their child’s mental health.

 

School age 11-16

School IT

Assistive technology including:

  • intelligent devices and enhancements for independent living

 

  • software which enables teachers to develop teaching material using widgets

 

  • and online befriending services for people with autism.

 

Transition 16-25+

This involves supporting people with autism in the transition stage from school to adulthood.

Employment
Provide pre-employment training and support to people with autism as well as help in the workplace.

 

Aging adults 50+

Our Autism in Maturity project looks at providing information for older people and carers as well as advocacy.

 

Other technologies

Network Autism
An online community for professionals supporting people with autism, providing a virtual space to connect, network and exchange ideas and resources.

Learning Zone
Online training, using skills and expertise of people with autism.

 

Autism Helpline

Education, employment and challenging behavior advisers
Provide impartial, confidential information, advice and support for people with autism, their families, professionals, researchers and students. Includes casework services, volunteering and branches, befriending and mentoring, and advocacy and training.

 

This page is to help raise funds for The National Autistic Society. Thanks for checking it out.

Donations can be made in a GBP – £, Euro – € or USD – $

http://www.indiegogo.com/marieforautism/x/2072717?show_todos=true

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