We Need Your Help!
Currently, the CDC reports that 1 in 88 children has been identified as having an autism spectrum disorder. (Center for Disease Control, 2013). There are no medical tests for diagnosing ASD nor are there medical interventions available for “curing” the disorder. The national Autism Center concludes: “Eleven interventions, based almost entirely on applied behavior analysis, are “established” treatments, with extensive scientific support. All other interventions have substantially lower levels of evidence (National Autism Center, 2009) The CDC reports that the cost of this kind of behavioral intervention for children diagnosed with ASD falls between $40-60,000 per year. Currently in the state of Ohio, families who seek alternative education and meet all other criteria are eligible for $20,000 through the Autism Scholarship Program. This leaves families to pay an additional $20-40,000/year out of pocket or to make the decision to decrease the recommended hours of behavioral intervention and in doing so, compromise best possible outcome for their child. No family should be faced with this decision. THEY NEED YOUR HELP!
Please consider the Center in your charitable giving plans. We are a 501 (C)(3) non- profit and all donations are tax deductible. The Cincinnati Center for Autism aims to keep out of pocket costs for families as low as possible, but as a result, has limited funds for student scholarships, to purchase supplies, curriculum and other resources. The center relies on donations from the community to assure we can continue to offer services that support best outcome for our students and families.
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Thank you in advance for helping support our efforts in enhancing the lives of children and their families affected by ASD.