As we near the end of 2012, we wanted to take the opportunity to pause for a moment to look back at some of the highlights of the year. Highlights like our Autism Votes team helping bring autism insurance reform to another three states and increase existing benefits in four others, bringing the total number of states with insurance reform to 32. Or our science and research team’s continued essential work in autism research: in the six years since the founding of Autism Speaks, they’ve funded over $180 million of autism research. Amazing.
Highlights like our Family Services team’s continued efforts to provide resources and support for families in the autism community, mailing out thousands of free tool kits and awarding hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants for community programs, camp scholarships and families in crisis. In 2012 they’ve answered up to 2,000 phone calls and emails per month from families looking for assistance. Extraordinary.
It’s been a year full of highlights, but we wanted to take a moment to personally thank you. Simply put: none of this is possible without you.
Thank you for your support.
The team at Autism Speaks