Day 164: Autism Speaks
I just started rehearsals for a play I am directing at Mary-Arrchie Theatre, the play centers around an 18 year old mentally handicapped girl diagnosed with soft autism. I was moved by the girls struggle to communicate and could feel her internal desires as she strives to be accepted and loved. The play opens in November and I plan to do some outreach and feature a related organization for the month. On a related note, I have some more Crowdrise friends doing good today, Nicole and Mary are walking to raise money for Autism Speaks, so I wanted to give them a shout out.
Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
Amount Donated: $10
To support Autism Speaks, please visit: http://www.autismspeaks.org