It’s our first quarter kick off for the FirstTrust for Kids initiative. We have happily chosen to support “Autism Speaks” as our first quarter recipient. Our goal at FirstTrust is to support these various organizations not only through monetary donations, but by spreading their mission, vision and by sharing their purpose through education.
“Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 44 children in the United States today.” – What Is Autism? | Autism Speaks
If you’re wondering how Autism Speaks supports those with Autism and their families:
“Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.” - Our Mission | Autism Speaks
We can’t wait to get involved with this organization over the next few months and learn about more ways we can better support those we love with Autism! Please tag along for updates!
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