Eden Autism Services Florida names Adonis Autism Assistance Foundation Advocates of the Month
Award recognizes people and organizations who are advocates for autism by increasing awareness, raising funds or providing leadership in support of autism.
(Fort Myers, FL - June 1, 2012) - Eden Autism Services Florida has recognized Adonis Autism Assistance Foundation as recipients of the Autism Advocate of the Month award. The award recognizes people or organizations who are advocates for autism by increasing awareness, raising funds or providing leadership in support of autism.
The Adonis Autism Assistance Foundation (AAAF) is a 501©(3) organization that strives to enhance the lives of people living with autism by providing resources, activities, information, advocacy and support to those who love someone living with autism. AAAF provides financial assistance grants to fund autism-related expenses for children and adults. AAAF also provides financial support to local conference and training related to autism. The AAAF signature fundraiser “Flamingo Flocking” raises awareness and funds to support the mission of the foundation.
“We are grateful to Adonis Autism Assistance Foundation for their support of individuals with autism. The AAAF raises the quality of life of people in Southwest Florida living with autism," said Susan Suarez, Director of Eden Autism Services Florida operations. “They have helped many families through numerous grants that support our children in academic and recreational settings. We are indebted to the AAAF for their ongoing commitment to help individuals with autism.”
Eden’s Advocate of the Month receives a certificate of appreciation and will be invited to an annual reception. To nominate an advocate for autism who exemplifies Action in Autism, please submit your nomination including person’s name, contact information, and 50 word summary of why he or she should be selected to Taire.Malloy@edenautism.org or call 239-992-4680 extension 5014.
About Eden Autism Services
Eden Autism Services Florida was founded in 1996 to address the state’s growing need for specialized services for children and adults with autism and their families. Eden Autism Services' mission is to improve the lives of children and adults with autism and provide support to their families by providing a range of community based services to meet specific needs throughout the lifespan. These services include K-12 schools in Fort Myers and Naples, clinical services, consultations and community training, and adult residential, vocational training and employment services. For more information, contact Susan Suarez at 239-992-4680, extension 5010 or Eden.email@example.com.
Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that inhibits a person's ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by behavioral challenges. Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed in one in 88 children in the United States, and one in 54 boys. The prevalence of autism has increased 600 percent in the past two decades. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called autism a national public health crisis whose cause and cure remain unknown.