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The Time to Act for Families is Now -- Will You Act For Autism with Easter Seals?
Date:4/1/2009

le conveying hundreds of families' most urgent needs around their child's future independence, finances, employment, housing, health and personal relationships," said Dr. Patricia Wright, Director of Autism Services for Easter Seals. To respond, Easter Seals created Act for Autism, a campaign to make sure such critical services become a reality for families living with autism--and help turn parents' dreams for their child's future from fearful to hopeful.

Easter Seals aims to bring communities together in action for autism, joining individuals with autism and their families, autism organizations, institutions of higher learning, medical and clinical experts, public policy influencers, corporate partners, other non-profit organizations and the general public to work collaboratively to deliver better services for children and adults with autism, provide access to vital information and resources, and develop new evidence-based treatments and technologies.

How to Act for Autism:
You can begin to Act for Autism by visiting www.actforautism.org to learn more, find local services, volunteer and contribute to support Easter Seals autism services. Log on to show your support of families living with autism and make sure children and adults with autism receive the personalized treatment they need to thrive:

- Participate: This year, Easter Seals, along with its partners the Autism Society of America (ASA) and MassMutual, is hosting a series of Autism Community Forums in cities across the country to provide families with a variety of local solutions, from information on available autism resources, treatments and services to financial planning advice and counsel.

- Donate: Easter Seals is passionate about providing quality services for all families, regardless of their ability to pay, at a time when health care costs continue to grow. But
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