Autism Community Resources: Stanbridge University Volunteers Give Back
Because almost 3 million people are living with autism in the U.S., Stanbridge University seeks to provide Autism Community Resources. Therefore, Stanbridge supported The Autism Community in Action (TACA) at the Ante Up for Autism Gala.
Autism Community Resources: Stanbridge Volunteers Break New Ground
Stanbridge University volunteers worked registration, greeted and guided guests, and helped clean up after the event. Monique Rosales, Development & Volunteer Coordinator at TACA, stated that the Stanbridge volunteers played a huge part in the event’s success.
Stanbridge University is an active supporter of the disability community. The Stanbridge University Occupational Therapy Assistant program works with organizations such as High Hopes Head Injury Program, Blind Children’s Learning Center, and more.
In addition, the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program provides substantial assistance to the Wounded American Veterans Experience Scuba (WAVES) Project.
Autism Community Resources: Ante Up for Autism Gala
The 13th Annual Ante up for Autism Gala this October was a record-breaking year for TACA. For example, the gala raised over $800,000 for families affected by autism. Similarly, over the past 11 years, Ante Up for Autism raised more than $4 million. As a result, families will have access to critically-needed resources.
Autism Community Resources: Why Ante Up
There are a variety of reasons to support The Autism Community Takes Action (TACA). For instance:
- Almost 3 million people in the U.S. live with autism
- Almost 200 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with autism every day.
- Autism affects 1 in 59 children and adults
- More children are diagnosed with autism each year than with AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined, yet the least amount of funding goes to researching this disease.
- TACA supports over 55,000 families, with 650 new families added every month — a dramatic increase from 350 per month the previous year.
- With early intervention and medical treatment unique to the individual’s needs, children with autism can make great progress and even recover from their diagnosis
All funds raised at the annual Ante Up for Autism Gala go directly towards helping families affected by autism.
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