Letter From Philanthropy Vice President
Autism Speaks pledges to promote solutions across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan for the needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorders, and their families, through advocacy and support, and increasing understanding and acceptance. Alpha Xi Delta’s support for this organization is founded in the dedication to service, friendship, and support that Autism Speaks offers to millions of affected individuals and their families. With the increasing rate of children being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, we are proud to support an advocacy organization that prioritizes the well-being of autistic individuals, as well as their families.
Promoting community involvement is an ever-important priority of Autism Speaks. The goal of expanding the number of autism-friendly activities in our communities is to increase understanding and acceptance of autism. After personally working this summer with autistic children, it cannot be stressed enough how each child needs an individualized approach so they can learn and grow. Autism Speaks really does recognize that every child and family faces different obstacles and works to cater to these needs with the free resources and support they offer to families. Autism Speaks is such an amazing organization that is focused on the same things Alpha Xi Delta is: realizing the potential of every human being.