More Than Just “Aware”
The geographical area served by Autism Society of North Carolina Mecklenburg County
Chapter, or “ASNC-MCC”, is the largest in North Carolina. As the single largest
fundraising project for the group, the Autism Aware Fare is crucially important to
our mission and our ability to impact the lives of those in our area touched by autism.
How ASNC-MCC steps up to the plate to help:
Part of the mission of the Autism Aware Fare is to educate our neighbors about autism.
Although the physical appearance of individuals with autism isn’t generally different
from their “typical” peers, their nervous systems are easily overstimulated causing
inappropriate behavior and exaggerated responses.
Feeds the Mind and Soul
Your local Autism Society chapter sends out over 700 newsletters a month keeping local
families in touch with activities and the latest autism news. We also sponsor monthly
programs providing education and inspiration as well as specialized groups such as the
High-Functioning Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome online support group and the
“Teens Stepping Out” social group.
Serves Those in Crisis
We donate to families with autism in crisis through “First in Families” (www.fifmeck.com
Supports Our Educators
For children with autism, their teacher is their strongest link to a brighter future. So your local
Autism Society provides grants each year – up to $5,000 as part of Annual Teacher Recognition.
We also host parties to help teachers make supplies and post a “wish list” for teachers in our
Provides Links to Research
Through networking with our state and national organization, we keep parents informed
about opportunities for active participation in autism research and link them with
national organizations which fund it.
Do you need more information? Would you like to help? For information, contact the Autism Aware Fare Coordinator at (704) 904-0456 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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