I am writing to appeal for your kind support towards a charity that is dear to me and my family. I have been fortunate to have the support and help needed to learn about autism and how to work with those affected by it. However, not all families are lucky enough to have the resources to cope with the demands of their autistic child. This is where the charity I am fundraising for "WNC Run/Walk for Autism" comes into help.
Autism Society provides much-needed support to families affected by autism. They help with advocacy, education and community outreach.
Through the years autism prevalence rates have increased dramatically. Reported in 2007, 1:150 children were diagnosed with autism, now reported in 2023 approximately 1:36 children are diagnosed. The cost of caring for Americans with autism is estimated to rise to $461 Billion by 2025 in the absence of more-effective interventions and support across the life span. Autism costs are estimated $60,000 a year through childhood, with the bulk of costs in special services, lost wages related to increased demands.
I am reaching out to you today to ask for your help in raising funds for this worthy cause. Your donation can make a significant difference in the lives of families affected by autism.
Any amount you can donate will be greatly appreciated and will go a long way in supporting families like mine. Your kindness and generosity towards this cause would mean so much to me and so many other families facing the similar challenges.
Please help me in promoting acceptance and understanding in our society!
Thank you for supporting the WNC Run/Walk for Autism. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.
A loving mother
The Autism Society of North Carolina is the leading statewide resource organization serving people across the autism spectrum throughout their lifespans.
We understand the challenges of the autism community because we work with individuals on the autism spectrum and their families every day. We offer advocacy, training and education, and direct care that helps individuals with autism to, increase their social and communication skills, develop independent-living skills, succeed in school or on the job, participate in community activities, and advocate for themselves.
We have a statewide network of resources, connecting individuals with autism and their families to life-changing programs and supports unavailable anywhere else.