Navigation Links
May Institute, National Autism Center, and Automoblox Launch 'Cars for Classrooms' Summer Charitable Campaign to Benefit Children with Autism
Date:7/20/2009

Award-winning car toys offer schools innovative teaching tool for children with autism

RANDOLPH, Mass., July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- May Institute, the National Autism Center, and Automoblox are proud to announce the launch of "Cars for Classrooms," a unique summer charitable campaign created to donate innovative toy cars to schools working with children and adolescents with autism. Automoblox, the retro-modern, mix-and-match car design system, has won major awards for crafting a toy that incorporates creative problem-solving, visual-spatial processing, and fine motor skill development into an ultra-cool play experience that appeals to kids of all ages and abilities.

With its "Cars for Classrooms" summer charitable campaign, Automoblox will donate one car to a school providing specialized educational services to children with autism for every car purchased at www.automoblox.com throughout the months of July and August 2009. At the completion of the campaign, a list of schools that received Automoblox donations will be posted on each partner's website. School selection will be managed by May Institute and the National Autism Center.

"Automoblox has always challenged the widespread trend of distraction and disposability in today's toy market by fusing healthy, old-school play benefits into a unique design system, with a cool factor that speaks to the current generation of kids," says Joe Barrett, CEO of Automoblox Company. "We were thrilled to discover the developmental benefits our toys offer to special needs populations, especially children with autism. But this discovery left us with the problem of how to get these toys into the schools, which is why we've partnered with May Institute and the National Autism Center."

Mr. Barrett continues, "Especially in this economy, when school resources are being continually stretched, we're really excited to collaborate with these two nationally recognized organizations and our customers to help our toys reach the populations that need them the most." FedEx will be donating their shipping services to deliver the cars to the schools.

May Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services to individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The National Autism Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by providing reliable information, promoting best practices, and offering comprehensive resources for families, practitioners, and communities.

According to Alan Harchik, Ph.D., BCBA, Senior Vice President of Educational Services for May Institute, "Social interactions, communication, and applying simple concepts to more complex problems are particularly challenging for children with autism. These toys offer us another context and additional opportunities to work on these important skills."

"It is a thrill to partner with Automoblox," says Susan M. Wilczynski, Ph.D., BCBA, Executive Director of the National Autism Center. "The company's ingenuity and generosity will be so greatly appreciated by schools serving those with autism across the country." Dr. Wilczynski continues, "We have a shared vision of providing schools with toys that will enhance and build on the educational experience for children with autism."

The "Cars for Classrooms" campaign will run until August 31, 2009. To participate in the campaign, visit www.automoblox.com to purchase a car or truck. Customers participating in the campaign will enter the code "donation" at online checkout.

About May Institute

May Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services to individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, brain injury, mental illness, and behavioral healthcare needs. Headquartered in Randolph, Mass., the Institute also provides training and consultation services to professionals and organizations.

Since its founding over 50 years ago, May Institute has evolved into an award-winning national network that serves over 25,000 individuals and their families annually. The organization operates four schools for children and adolescents with ASD and other developmental disabilities, and provides school consultation to over 200 public school systems each year. For more information, visit www.mayinstitute.org.

About National Autism Center

The National Autism Center is dedicated to serving children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by providing reliable information, promoting best practices, and offering comprehensive resources for families, practitioners, and communities.

An advocate for evidence-based treatment approaches, the Center shares practical information with families on selecting effective interventions. The Center also conducts applied research as well as identifies training and service models for practitioners. Finally, the Center works to shape public policy concerning ASD and its treatment through the development and dissemination of national standards of practice.

For more information about the National Autism Center, call (877) 313-3833 or visit www.nationalautismcenter.org.

About Automoblox

Combining the simplicity of warm, traditional wooden pieces, colorful translucent roofs and bright rubber tires, Automoblox offers an innovative play system that inspires creative thinking and many hours of educational fun for kids, young and old. Visit Automoblox online at www.automoblox.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE May Institute
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Community Leaders, Breast Cancer Survivors and Activists to Gather at Forum and Call for Action on Breast Cancer
2. Susan G. Komen For The Cure, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Local Hospitals Call on Policymakers to Address Injustice and Unfairness in Breast Cancer Incidence and Mortality
3. Food and Drug Law Institute, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies Co-Sponsor Major Conference on Nanotechnology Law, Regulation and Policy
4. Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute, LLC Launches New Center to Provide State-of-the-Art Education, Training to Health Professionals
5. Health Care Compliance Association to Hold 13th Annual Compliance Institute, April 26-29, 2009, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV
6. Validation & Compliance Institute, LLC, to Provide Dietary Supplement GMP Training for NSF International
7. International Collaboration led by Dr. Pablo V. Gejman,Researcher At NorthShore University HealthSystem's Research Institute, Finds Genetic Association of Schizophrenia to Chromosome 6p Variant
8. Korea Health Industry Development Institute, Be Ready for attracting Patients in States (Hold Korea Global Healthcare Conference with CKMP)
9. China Medicine Receives rADTZ Feasibility Report from the Feed Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
10. International study strengthens case for daily calcium pill
11. Yakima Health Care Leader Tapped for Leadership Post at National Association
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Doctor C LLC, a company based out of Arizona that ... continue the marketing and distribution of its product, The Right C. , The Right ... absorption than traditional vitamin C supplements. At the trade show, Doctor C had the ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... florida (PRWEB) , ... January 20, 2017 , ... Michael ... the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. For Betsy, the clinical trial has been life-saving ... cancer has not worsened. , Betsy Brauser was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... 20, 2017 , ... “Code Word: Chocolate Biscuit”: a biographical account following a man who went ... creation of published author, Marlyn Ivey, born in Lynn Haven, Florida and at the age ... at 19 years of age, he joined the Navy and got married right out of ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... January 20, 2017 , ... “Knowledge is God’s Lighthouse”: ... by faith. “Knowledge is God’s Lighthouse” is the creation of published author, Gene Gaapf, ... and poetry collections. , “I have been writing since high school and have ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... Angeles (PRWEB) , ... January 19, 2017 , ... Next ... Act will be repealed by Congressional political games that circumvent health needs of over ... Stand Rally” capture the human anxieties and needs government public servants were suppose to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/19/2017)... 2017 Germany Cataract Surgery ... new report, "Germany Cataract Surgery Devices Market Outlook to ... Surgery Devices market. The report provides value, in millions ... (USD) within market segements - Phacoemulsification Equipment and Ophthalmic ... shares and distribution shares data for each of these ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... 19, 2017 Report Details What ... areas are going to grow at the fastest rates? ... assessing data, trends, opportunities and prospects. Our 190-page ... most lucrative areas in the industry and the future ... sales across the all the major categories of the ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... SILVER SPRING, Md. , Jan. 19, 2017 ... for the treatment of Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC) in adult ... patients suffering from chronic gastrointestinal disorders," said Julie Beitz ... in the FDA,s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. "With ... select the most appropriate treatment for their condition." ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: