Theme: World Autism Awareness Day
Project: 365 Days 2017 AH
Please support this beautiful girl with her fundraiser!!
Autism Speaks http://act.autismspeaks.org/site/TR/TeamUp/TeamUp…
(Thank you Jenna for the following info and for your help to raise funds to help the people affected by Autism)
April is Autism awareness month and April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day.
For starters, while it used to be called just “autism” it is now referred to as “autism spectrum disorder” to acknowledge that autism is on a continuum. 1 in 68 kids is diagnosed with autism.
It costs a family around $60,000 a year when they have a child who is diagnosed with autism.
The symbol for Autism is the puzzle piece, which is to symbolize how every case of autism is different.
Since 2009 Alpha Xi Delta has nationally raised over 3 million dollars for Autism Speaks. Jenna’s chapter at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign raised over $15,000 last year alone. Autism Speaks hosts an annual walk at Soldier Field, which is going to be may 13th this year. Alpha Xi Delta has surpassed Toys R Us and has become the number 1 sponsor of this walk
Autism Speaks as an organization raises awareness, does research, and financially helps families who have someone diagnosed with autism.
That’s why Jenna’s running the marathon to fundraise for them so that kids and adults alike can get grants and help that they need.