Autism Speaks

Saturday, September 20th

AUTISM – do we actually realize how big of a serious development disability this really is?

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 What is AUTISM?

“Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors…”                                                                                                                     Continue reading here.

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Go Au Pair has chosen Autism Speaks, because whats the mere definition of being an au pair? – To love and take care of children. Since we are childcare providers, we can change the future of theses kids, through fundraising for research and treatment.

Our Au pair cluster have had a few charity events this year, including the one we had last weekend at rice’s market, where we raised more than $270) dedicated to making people aware of autism and helping Autism Speaks raise money. The goal that we had was to raise $500, and so far with all of the events together we have raised more than $700.

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Our next big event is the Walk for Autism on 2 November at Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia, PA 19148. It starts at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome!

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All that being said, I am proud call myself an au pair and definitely honored to be part of such a great group of au pairs who put their own needs aside and helping others. Hope to see everyone on the 2nd again! 🙂

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For those who missed it, go read Polina’s article about Autism too.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Joan Lowell
    Oct 03, 2014 @ 14:33:34

    Polina, thank you for continuing to write about and educate people about this important topic! With my background in special education, I know many families who deal with Autism on a daily basis. Locally, autism has been a tidal wave on many school departments and families! We need solutions! http://goaupairprovidence.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/what-speaks-to-you/

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  2. Polina, Local Area Rep
    Oct 06, 2014 @ 15:30:38

    Yes, that is why we are doing that. We are going to walk for Autism Speaks together and raise the awareness.

    Reply

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