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Ann Cole
Pittsford, NY United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Jul 15, 2013
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There are many reasons why you would consider supporting an organiation like AutismUp, but for me and my family, there are two!  Autism is not something I ever envisioned being a central piece of my life, but it has become that.  There are challenges and there are celebrations.  There is learning, and there is more learning... 

As my role grew in training in the organization, I had much doubt as to how I could make impact and why I should take on such a position.  My husband showed me great support in his simple reply...  Who better to raise awareness in this community?   It was a powerful moment to realize I'd made a move from 24/7 care of two children with autism to being able to provide service back to our community.

Now the challenge becomes sustainability.  No organization can exist without financial support and through "Kite Flite" our community can rally behind AutismUp by supporting a team or by creating their own.  You know the saying, "It takes a village to raise a child?"  You are the village that supports our families and we are counting on that support to continue the programs, the family meet ups, the Connections Groups, the speakers and conferences, the training, so that our commuity not only understands our children with ASD, but embraces them as adults so that they reach their maximum potential. 

AutismUp was a buoy I gladly clung to when my children were young.  Now, they are the beacon of hope that no family faces the isolation there once was in our community.  There is a lot more work we can do together, but we will need your support to tackle more of those obstacles.  Please take a moment and make a contribution to our team today.    

Support - Opportunity - Success

With Much Appreciation,

Family Cole

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Amount Raised:

$1,200

 

120% Raised of $1,000 Goal