Autism Society of Greater Cleveland Mission Statement
“To serve the autism community by providing information, coordinating support services, and facilitating communication for the benefit of those with Autism Spectrum Disorders from diagnosis through adulthood.”
What is Autism and What We Do at the Autism Society of Greater Cleveland
Please contact your state senator and state representative as soon as possible to set up a meeting with them to discuss the recommendations - either in Columbus after the rally or in your home district. If you aren't able to set up a meeting - please write your legislators. There are 43 different recommendations that cover the spectrum of persons with autism and services for them and their families. Pick the two or three that you are most passionate about and speak to your legislators about those. Your meeting should be short - 15 minutes or less. Have a "bullet point" type list to speak from. Have your information in writing, as well as a copy of the report to give them so that they can refer to it at a later date. Tell a brief personal story of how you are directly impacted by the lack of a particular service. Any letters should be no more than one - two pages. Be clear and to the point! Remember - we want to win legislators over to support our issues, not beat them up or abuse them about the lack of services. Keep the meeting positive!
Not sure how to find your state legislators? Visit the State House web site , click on "Your Representatives" and enter your zipcode. Visit the State Senate web site , click on "Your Senators" and enter your zipcode.
The next several months will be critical in reaching legislators with this important message. So please make an appointment today - or send a letter if you are unable to set up a meeting.
Source: Autism Society of Ohio
Autism and the Autism Society of Greater Cleveland
Autism is a neurological disorder that can significantly affect one’s ability to communicate, to reason, and to interact with others. It is a spectrum disorder that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees of severity. It is estimated that as many as 1 in 88 children born today will have some form of autism, a statistic that represents a profound increase over recent years.
The Autism Society of Greater Cleveland is our local branch of The Autism Society of America (ASA), the largest and oldest grassroots organization advocating on behalf of the 1.5 million Americans living with autism. The Autism Society of Greater Clevelandis a volunteer organization that provides support and guidance to those with autism spectrum disorders and their families and caretakers.
We can’t make any of this happen without the support of donors like you. The Autism Society of Greater Cleveland is an Ohio-based 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.
Wing Ding Thank You!
Thank you to all of our Wing Ding donors. Thanks to you we raised $6,000 to help families in Northern Ohio touched by autism!
President - Eileen Hawkins
Vice President - Jim Wotowiec
Treasurer - Joe Oster, CPA
Secretary - Dawn Saringer
Joann Zak Bernhoffer
Laurie Malone, Attorney at Law
Mary Kay Zak
Immediate Past President & Advisor
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