Philanthropy Share: CCC Supports Autism Speaks U at FSU
What is Autism Speaks U?
Autism Speaks U (ASU) is a collegiate program that began at Penn State University in 2006 and was nationally launched in 2008. Florida State University (FSU) established their Chapter in the Fall of 2014.
“ASU supports students, faculty and alumni in their awareness and fundraising efforts for Autism Speaks. Chapters follow the lead of their Presidents and Vice Presidents, who are made up of students on the spectrum, students who have family members or friends on the spectrum, or students who want to make a difference in the autism community.”
Autism Speaks U at FSU
We, at Autism Speaks U at Florida State University, strive to raise awareness for the world’s fastest growing cognitive disability. This year our membership is a record- breaking 34 members!
More than 80% of us are personally connected to someone with ASD and all members are passionate about making a difference.
An impressive group of students aspiring to become Speech-Language Pathologists and Physical and Occupational Therapists, as well as, doctors, lawyers, and business wo/men!
Autism Speaks U at FSU Photo provided by ASUFSU
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Thank you ASU at FSU for sharing this information:
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) impacts the lives of every 1 in 68 children around the United States, and has consistently risen since its diagnosis in the 1940’s.
Not only are children affected, but also, their families must endure the costs of multiple services such as: therapy, medical bills and care takers.
Those affected by ASD are often marginalized in daily activities and are often subjected to bullying from their peers.
The lack of necessary scientific information and corresponding social stigmas surrounding the disorder are why we must walk: to promote awareness, fund research, support affected individuals and encourage acceptance.
How Can You Help? It’s easy!
Start by registering for the FSU Autism Speaks Walk 2018. Join the team on Sunday, April 8th, from 1-3 pm to assist ASU at FSU in creating a lasting change for all individuals touched by ASD.
This is ASU at FSU’s third Autism Speaks Walk Event, and members are expecting 200-300 participants!
The Event is FREE, begins at 1:00 pm with the Walk beginning at 2:00 pm. The event will conclude at 3:00 pm. There will be live entertainment, food, games, merchandise, and a sensory tent. Parking for the event is FREE around the perimeter of Langford Green.
The 2017 ASU at FSU Walk raised over $6,000.00 and this year’s walk is sure to exceed that number!
Help make this disability into a capability, each dollar counts!
If you are not in the Tallahassee, Florida area, learn more about Autism Speaks Walks in your hometown.
Your Participation Helps Our Community
All proceeds from our events go towards promoting awareness within our local community. Families and friends from all over Tallahassee, come together on these special days to show support and love for those affected by ASD.
Follow ASU at FSU All Year Long!
Follow the ASU at FSU Facebook group, Autism Speaks U – Florida State University, to ensure you are up-to-date with all our yearly activities and share-it nights.
Watch for future events, like Restaurant Shares, Sensory Nights at Sky Zone, and other fun for your family!
Even if you are unable to join the walk this year, there are many ways to support ASU at FSU. Learn more on their event page!
Children’s Communication Center & ASU at FSU
Our Center is proud to be a third year sponsor for Autism Speaks U at FSU and support their Walk Event!
We are thrilled to include ASU at FSU in our Philanthropy Share campaign to help share their message!
A special 2018 contribution from Children’s Communication Center will be our #LittleOnesRock #BeRocks filled with inspirational and positive messages for the little ones who arrive to participate.
As you will read, the Center’s three Little Free Libraries are at the Winthrop Park playground. We are preparing for the one year anniversary of the LFLS!
Speech-Language Pathology & ASD
As a Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) private practice we are committed to providing high quality, well managed & professional SLP services to young children through adults with ASD and their families.
SLPs are integral professionals in the lives of families living with ASD. Learn more from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) regarding ASD and the benefits of SLP services here.
We invite you to follow our blog posts highlighting ASD topics all year long with an extra focus during April is Autism Awareness Month followed by May is Better Hearing & Speech Month!
Why Do You Walk?
Our Director and Founder, Lori Savage Grayson’s, answer:
Thank you to all who strive to increase awareness and understanding of ASD.
Together, we are making a difference!