Center for Autism and Related Disorders Donates Funds from Art Auction to National Non-Profit Autism Organization

Top Quote CARD Virginia office raised nearly $4,000 in donations for ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!). End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 13, 2011 - WASHINGTON DC - The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD), the world's largest organization treating children with autism today announced the the CARD Virginia office raised nearly $4,000 in donations for ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!), a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise awareness and provide treatment services and support to families to help their children with autism achieve their full potential., a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise awareness and provide treatment services and support to families to help their children with autism achieve their full potential. CARD Virginia raised the funds through the sale of artwork and crafts at the Art Auction for Autism fundraiser, held on April 30, 2011 at the CARD Virginia office.

    "We couldn't be more thrilled to be able to bring the community together and help raise autism awareness and much needed funds for children with autism and related disorders," says CARD Virginia Managing Supervisor Mary Ann Cassell, MA, BCBA. "ACT Today! is doing incredible work in providing resources and grants to families who can't afford the necessary tools - be it helmets, social skills groups or biomedical treatment. We are proud to support their mission."

    All artwork provided for the Art Auction for Autism event was created and donated by CARD Virginia staff, clients and community members. "We hope to be able to host the Art Auction for Autism each year," says CARD Office Manager Chelsea Burton. "We thank the community for its continuous support."

    For more information about CARD Virginia, visit: www.centerforautism.com/autism_washington_dc.

    About the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD):

    The Center for Autism and Related Disorders is among the world's largest and most experienced organizations effectively treating children with autism and related disorders. CARD operates 20 satellite offices throughout the United States and abroad and has treated tens of thousands of children around the world.

    CARD is committed to scientific research as the most objective and reliable approach to evaluating treatment for autism. Our mission is to conduct empirical research on the assessment and treatment of autism and to disseminate our research findings and derived technology through publication and education of professionals and the public. While the primary focus of our research is ABA-based methods of assessment and treatment, our overall approach to research includes any topic that may yield information that could potentially improve the lives of individuals with autism. For more information about the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, visit: www.centerforautism.com.

    MEDIA CONTACT

    Daphne Plump
    Public Relations Manager
    Tele: (818)345-2345 X 270
    Email: d.plump ( @ ) centerforautism dot com
    5400 Shawnee Rd, Suite 208 Alexandria, VA 22312

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