From the Autism Speaks website: 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 59 children in the United States today.
This is such an important and often overlooked cause! Every single one of us deserves an equal shot in this life, and it’s important to recognize and help those that need it.
Though education and teaching, we can stop using the R-Word and shatter the stigma for people with down syndrome. Empowering people with disabilities is a pillar of Refuse To Do Nothing’s local and national movement.
Please consider donating directly to the Autism Speaks foundation at the link below.