Here at the Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism, we’re about (a) having fun with our families (b) evidence-based approaches to autism (d) innovative fund-raising and (c) social media. So naturally we are participating in The Autism Science Foundation’s campaign, Recipe4Hope.
There are a lot of needs in the autism community, but we believe that funding sound autism research comes high on the list. So won’t you join us? Every dollar donated to the Autism Science Foundation from now through December 31 will go directly autism research.
This video (1 min 13 seconds) explains the campaign.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Autism Science Foundation, here’s a short statement of its goals:
The Autism Science Foundation funds scientific research to find the causes of autism and to develop treatments that will make a difference in the lives of children, teens and adults. This holiday season, outstanding research is the greatest gift we can offer our families.
You can also read Shannon Rosa’s BlogHer interview with ASF president Alison Singer for more about ASF and its goals.
You can help the Recipe4Hope campaign by:
- Writing and sending an email to your friends, telling them why you are supporting the Recipe4Hope campaign and asking them to join you. There’s a template here.
- If you use Facebook, you can use your status update to help raise awareness and funds. See some Facebook status update ideas.
- If you use Twitter, you can help spread the word by sending a tweet about why you are participating, using the hashtag #Recipe4Hope.
- If you have a blog, write a blog post
You can make an online, cash donation today through the secure dedicated CharityWeb site, https://ssl.charityweb.net/autismsciencefoundation/Recipe4Hope.htm (The form on the site will give you options about donor recognition and making a donation in honor of someone else. Some families have taken up giving charitable gifts in the recipient’s honor, instead of exchanging tangible gifts.)