Autism Spectrum Disorder encompasses a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and repetitive behaviors. Autism now affects 1 in 59 children in the United States. There truly is a spectrum, and every child is affected differently.
Autism is lifelong and often brings with it a heavy financial burden, from the diagnostic testing process itself, to intensive behavioral interventions and therapy, to increased medical expenditures. It also often brings additional stress and emotional strain.
Our mission is to promote autism awareness and to help children affected by autism by providing education and resources.
KNOWAutism Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 organization and all gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
KNOWAutism was created specifically for families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with the goals of providing information about autism, offering a roadmap for diagnosis and intervention, raising awareness in our community, and working with schools and other organizations to develop programs that meet the evolving needs of children and families affected by autism. We believe that no child should be left untreated due to lack of information, awareness, or financial resources. It is our hope to create a supportive community for families affected by ASD and to let families know that they are not alone.
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An “UNSELFIE” (or “unselfish selfie”) is one of the trends that emerged with #GivingTuesday. All you have to do is take a “selfie” and post it with a caption and the hashtag #UNselfie to explain how or why you are giving on #GivingTuesday.
You can print out and use any of our “UNSELFIE” templates in your photo and decorate them or fill them out however you want. Use these pages to express yourself, celebrate what makes you unique, or share a positive message about acceptance and inclusion.
Get your #givingtuesday and #UNselfie resources here: bit.ly/givingtuesday-KA
At KNOWAutism Foundation, our goal is to support families and reduce the burden of an Autism diagnosis by:
Together we can make a difference in the lives of children with autism.