On September 17th, Autism Society of Greater Phoenix will join communities across the country for The Big Give for Autism- a 24-hour crowdfunding event celebrating the 50 years of advocacy and leadership by the Autism Society – helping parents and individuals impacted by autism to provide options and opportunities while enabling individuals with autism to maximize their quality of life and life’s opportunities
But much remains to be done: the Autism Society continues to be at the forefront – leading the conversation and providing real help now to those affected by autism.
• Approximately one in four young adults with autism was socially isolated.
• Four in every 10 young adults on the autism spectrum never worked for pay between high school and their early 20s. Those who got jobs tended to work part-time in low-wage jobs.
• Approximately 26% of young adults on the autism spectrum received no services – services which could help them become employed, continue their education, or live more independently.
• Over half of young adults with autism received no vocational or life skills services during their early 20s.
• Nearly 37% of young adults with autism were disconnected from both work and education after high school
“We truly believe that every donation, no matter how large or small, makes a difference in our community,” said Jim Adams. “I am excited that Autism Society of Greater Phoenix will participate in The Big Give for Autism and support individuals, families, and advocates who work tirelessly to make a real difference in the lives of those on the spectrum.”
To ensure donors and advocates have the ability to support their local affiliate, The Big Give for Autism uses Kimbia, an online fundraising platform that helps organizations engage and develop deeper relationships with donors.
For more information about supporting Autism Society of Greater Phoenix for The Big Give for Autism, visit https://www.autismbiggive.org/#npo/autism-society-of-greater-phoenix.