In 2007, the Center for Disease Control reported that 1 in every 150 (eight year old children) will be diagnosed with autism, making it more common than pediatric cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined. Since there is not a cure, this means that every one of these individuals and their families must live with autism for the rest of their life.
It is our dream that the foundation would build an activity center where individuals, family members and caregivers could share, socialize and engage in activities. A place where individuals, despite their autistic behaviors, could develop friendships and be accepted. It would be a gathering and support location for those that struggle with autism and its related disorders. It would be a meeting area for local and national agencies to communicate their message. It would be a place that emphasizes health and wellness, despite physical or developmental disabilities.
It would be a place where no one feels alone.
If you would like to make a donation to this foundation, please call 440-526-6556.
David and Deborah May
Board of Directors
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