The Abominable Snow Race (ASR) and Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder.
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by social-interaction difficulties, communication challenges and a tendency to engage in repetitive behaviors. However, symptoms and their severity vary widely across these three core areas. Taken together, they may result in relatively mild challenges for someone on the high functioning end of the autism spectrum. For others, symptoms may be more severe, as when repetitive behaviors and lack of spoken language interfere with everyday life. ASR is committed to supporting
Did you Know...
- Autism now affects 1 in 59 children and 1 in 37 boys
- Autism prevalence figures are growing
- Autism is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the U.S.
- Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average
- Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism
- There is no medical detection or cure for autism
How To Get Started
If you've never fundraised before, here's how it works: You'll get a personal fundraising page here on CrowdRise. You'll send the link to that page to your friends and family to let them know you're participating in the Abominable Snow Race to raise money for Autism Speaks. People will donate money online directly to your page and you'll be able to track your progress, add photo and video updates, and receive comments and messages from donors. You'll also be able to see how much others in Yeti Nation have raised, both for your local event and for others nationwide, and win awesome prizes!