The Foundation’s goal is to help families identify the warning signs of autism early on. They work to overturn these disparities by helping African-Americans with autism reach their full potential. They empower families with information on autism that they can use to advocate for services for their child.
The Eagles Autism Challenge is dedicated to raising funds for innovative research and programs to help unlock the mystery of autism. In its first 3 years, the Eagles Autism Challenge has raised nearly ten million dollars to provide the necessary resources to doctors and scientists at leading institutions. The Eagles Autism Challenge aims to inspire and engage the community, so together, we can provide much needed support to make a lasting impact in the field of autism, to assist those currently affected by autism as well as future generations.
The primary mission of the Nancy Lurie Marks (NLM) Family Foundation is to help individuals with autism lead fulfilling and rewarding lives. The Foundation is committed to understanding autism from a scientific perspective, increasing opportunities and services available to the autism community and educating the public about autism.
In pursuit of this mission, the Foundation develops and provides grants to programs in research, clinical care, policy, advocacy and education. Founded by Nancy Lurie Marks over 40 years ago, the NLM Family Foundation is one of the largest supporters of initiatives in these areas.
The foundation’s mission is to help people and families affected by autism live life to the fullest. Their programs and activities improve the quality of everyday life for people and families affected by autism along seven key dimensions that are critical to living each day fully. They aim to provide a path for education and/or employment during the day; opportunities for physical and social activity outside of work/school; and the tools to be safe, supported, and informed at all times.
Autism Care Today’s goal is to introduce and help facilitate early and on-going treatment by providing the necessary resources (including referrals, funding and guidance) to individuals with autism and their families throughout the United States. Studies demonstrate that early and intense intervention is important when treating individuals with autism, yet sadly very few of the effective treatments are covered by medical insurance and families are often relegated to piece together a treatment program for their child via multiple funding sources.
The Autism Cares Foundation is focused on improving the life experiences of children and young adults with autism today.
Their offerings provide an environment that enriches the life experiences of an individual with autism whereby he/she can engage in the type of play and other activities that other people enjoy. Some of their present offerings include: music events, arts & crafts, bowling, bounce events, race events, movie at theaters, weekly physical fitness program, glee club, iPad enrichment programs and much more.