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Monday, April 05, 2010

Supporting Local Autism Societies

The Autism Society of Southeastern Ohio will be holding a benefit concert on Friday, April 24, 2009. The proceeds will be used in accordance with the group's mission statement, which provides that it is "committed to increasing opportunities by raising public awareness, outreach, education, collaboration, and community events." If you live in this area, please consider attending the fundraiser; and if you are in another part of the country, keep in mind that your local autism society also depends on events such as this to raise money to provide services and assistance to families and autistic adults and to promote inclusion and acceptance. Autism societies typically receive only small amounts of corporate donations.



  • Perhaps I could encourage my school to do this. Hopefully they will not donate to Autism Speaks, especially after the lightning dispute it fired with Ne'eman.

    By Blogger Unknown, at 12:31 PM  

  • Yes, that's the general idea. The more we can build up local autism societies and get people in the habit of supporting them, the less money will be going to AutSpeaks, while more money will be going to local services.

    The national ASA leadership has not yet become as enlightened as I would like to see, which is why I don't have a link to ASA in my sidebar. But an increasing number of local groups have become pro-neurodiversity over the past few years, and some of them now have self-advocates in leadership positions.

    By Blogger abfh, at 2:34 PM  

  • Hi,

    This is Vicky Silvers, I am an editor for Hospital.com. We are a medical publication whose focus is geared towards promoting awareness on hospitals, including information, news, and reviews on them. We would like to have our site included within your blog and offer our information to your readers, of course we would be more than happy to list your website within our directory as well.

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    By Blogger Unknown, at 4:03 PM  

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