We are extending National Autism Month due to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19 among those with autism. COVID-19 has, and is, changing the world we once knew and everyone is being affected. You have the opportunity to participate in a unique #GivingTuesdayNow.
Adults with autism have been especially impacted during this time, as well as their families and caregivers. Routines have changed and caused disruption and the lack of in-person support may have caused feelings of loneliness. This challenging time presents an opportunity for increased unity and support to our neighbors, friends, and loved ones with autism. Madison House Autism Foundation has responded with innovative programming to support families and those with autism when face-to-face meetings are not possible.
You can bring much needed awareness to the needs of adults with autism who after age 21 face enormous challenges and especially in the midst of COVID-19. Madison House Autism Foundation (MHAF) is working hard every day across the nation to address these challenges and build awareness and advocate for each unique individual.
We are inviting our friends to create your own peer-to-peer fundraiser in support of MHAF to help raise awareness and support adults with autism. Just click the link on this page, "I want to fundraise for this." The individual who raises the most donations will win an overnight stay at a Marriott hotel (minimum $500 raised). Runners-up will win a beautiful collection of handmade goat's milk soap from Madison Fields.
MHAF has worked in the arena of adults with autism for over a decade and as one of the few organizations in the nation addressing lifespan issues of this vulnerable population, we are educating the country, community by community. Our theme of National Autism Month is "Making the Unseen Seen." No two people on the spectrum are alike, just like the general population, and they have unique talents, abilities, and challenges. You may see people and not understand the challenges they face.
This month we hope to show that adults with autism have both a wide range of capabilities and a wide range of needs. Many people want to help others, but if you don’t realize people with such needs exist, how can you open your world and lives to include them? Please join us throughout the month with some of the activities below to provide support for individuals so they are fully included in our communities.
New! Any donation up to $300 to MHAF will be fully deductible on your 2020 tax return thanks to the COVID-19 Stimulus Package!
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