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Eden Autism Services Florida names The League Club Advocates of the Month

Published: Apr 03, 2012 10:15 AM EDT

Eden Autism Services Florida names The League Club 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.

 

(April 2, 2012) - Eden Autism Services Florida has recognized The League Club 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 League Club, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization of women in Southwest Florida strengthening communities through fellowship, education, volunteerism and philanthropy.  The League Club is open to women who have been or still are active members of a Junior League that is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International.  Since 1986, The League Club has distributed more than $2,300,000 to non-profit causes making a valuable impact in Collier and Lee counties.

 

“We are grateful to The League Club for their support of Eden and many other non-profit agencies.  The League Club strengthens our community and raises the quality of life for residents in Collier and Lee counties," said Susan Suarez, Director of Eden Autism Services Florida operations.  “They have helped Eden through numerous grants that support our children in academic and recreational settings.  We are indebted to the League Club 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.florida@edenautism.org.

 

About Autism

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 110 children in the United States, and one in 70 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.

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