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Autism Society Kicks Off National Autism Awareness Month to Honor the 1 in 110 People with Autism in the United States
Date:3/30/2010

Hundreds of Chapter Activities plus Text Giving Campaign Will Support the Lives of Those Affected Today

Bethesda, MD (Vocus) March 30, 2010 -- The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, will launch several family-friendly awareness activities to give people with autism and their communities a chance to celebrate National Autism Awareness Month in their unique ways this April. Highlights include:

 
  • Put on the Puzzle! The Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon is the most recognized symbol of the autism community in the world. This month we are asking the autism community to show support for people with autism by wearing the Puzzle Ribbon.
  • Text AUTISM to 50555. For the first time ever, supporters can now simply text “AUTISM” to 50555 to donate $10 to the Autism Society, 100 percent of which will go to support the Autism Society’s mission of improving the lives of all affected by autism. On April 1, the Autism Society is also asking supporters to change their status on Facebook and/or Twitter to: Autism affects 1 in 110. Text “AUTISM” to 50555 to donate $10 to the Autism Society. Help spread the word: http://bit.ly/bUAVRf.
  • Take action. There are several important bills moving through Congress that will have important effects on the autism community – safer educational settings (Keeping All Students Safe Act), better autism services (Autism Treatment Acceleration Act), greater financial independence (Achieving a Better Life Experien
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