“I have a young adult son recently diagnosed on the autism spectrum who has never received any treatment services. His story is long and complicated but we need help … ”
“I'm looking for information on ABA for my three-year-old autistic son …. I don't know where to go … Thank you for taking the time to read and respond.”
“I believe that my son has autism even though he has never been diagnosed. I only recently found out about the symptoms …. I will be attending the Forum to learn more about it …. Thank you so much for your help.”
These are just a few of the many messages that we’ve received here at the LAC; these are just a few voices to represent so many who need the support we offer. And after four years of serving the lowcountry, we desperately need your help to continue operating.
For the last four years, we’ve committed to hosting fully accessible, free events. In fact, our annual Autism Forum is the largest free, live autism conference in the world! But since we don’t make money from our events, the LAC has no cash reserves.
We’re tremendously grateful to our sponsors, of course, but aside from event-specific funding, we have no ongoing financial support. Most months, we receive zero donations. And that’s not sustainable, so we’re asking for your help today.
The LAC is comprised of volunteers; no one on our leadership team or board receives a salary. As such, your donations go directly toward providing no-cost information, events, and support for the Charleston-area autism community.
We do what we do because we see a need, and because we believe in the tremendous potential of people with autism. We are a non-profit organization, and we don't receive government funding.
Right now, we're very much in need of recurring donations from you, so that we can continue serving lowcountry autism families.
Without your gifts, we won’t be able to continue providing online resources, responding to messages from families in need, and hosting our free live Autism Forum and other events that provide vital information and bring our community together.
If the LAC has helped you and those you love, please give back to our work on an ongoing basis. To do so, click the Paypal button below and then check the “Make This Recurring (Monthly)” box next to the amount of your donation.
We suggest a monthly contribution of $25 per month per person, which is less then a dollar a day. To put that amount in perspective, it's less than what you might spend on a snack from the vending machine at work.
You probably wouldn't think twice about buying an extra soda or bag of pretzels, but your spare change could make all the difference for the LAC.
Of course, gifts of $5, $10, $20 or $100+ per month are wholeheartedly welcomed and appreciated. Don’t wait - make your secure, tax-deductible contribution today!
Your Gifts Allow Us To:
- Connect families impacted by ASDs with essential, regionally-based services. We regularly receive messages from individuals, parents, siblings, and caregivers requesting information and assistance, and we respond with free guidance, resources, and support.
- Offer free, practical, up-to-date information through our website, blog posts, resource lists, emails, and social media feeds. And our reach continues to grow: our Facebook page has gained 4,300+ likes, and our email list includes 1,500+ autism families and providers.
- Host our major annual event, the Lowcountry Autism Forum … the largest free live autism conference in the world! We had over 800 people attend our 2014 Forum, and we expect 1,000+ attendees for our fourth Autism Forum on Saturday, September 19, 2015.
- Present other free live events, such as our Zumbathon, Autism Walk, annual Business Conference and Autism Town Hall Meeting.
- Tell families through our words and actions: You're not alone. There is hope.
Will you join us in serving the Charleston area autism community?
If so, make your secure, tax-deductible contribution today!
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