As April comes to a close, our virtual walkers have now also crossed the finish line and it is time to award the leaders with their medals!
First Place: Shawn Shea iPad2
Second Place: Stephanie Lichtenberg CoCo Keys Water Resort passes
Third Place: Renee Alfaro $50 gift card
Thank you to everyone who participated in the virtual walk. Please know that it is because of the support of wonderful people like you that we can work to improve the lives of ALL affected by autism!
So what does the Autism Society do with this money?
Here are a few things that your support will help us accomplish in 2012!
With $100 the Autism Society of Nebraska is able to...
...help one family or self advocate attend the two day annual State Autism Conference in April
...help an educator attend an autism specific workshop to help them better serve their students
...provide a scholarship to help a family cover a therapy, medication, respite or conference fee
...help a teacher support their student with autism through an Autism Society Classroom Grant
With $250 the Autism Society of Nebraska is able to...
...cover lodging and registration for an individual who has to travel to attend the state autism conference
...help a local support group provide an autism friendly event for their community (some examples include pool parties, barbecues, Easter Egg hunts, Holiday parties etc)
With $500 the Autism Society of Nebraska is able to...
...help provide a start up kit to launch a new support group in a Nebraska community
...allow the Autism Society of Nebraska to partner with other advocacy organizations on community building events such as bully prevention or disability awareness
With $1000 the Autism Society of Nebraska is able to...
...enable the Autism Society of Nebraska to continue to expand their advocacy and outreach through online community listservs, web site, and their Newsgram email that spotlights programs and services that will enhance the lives of their community
...allow the Autism Society to continue to expand their advocacy and outreach by developing program grants that assist local businesses in creating autism specific programming to better serve the autism community