As the mother of an autistic child, this yearly event is dear to my heart and I’m honored to be a part of it. As most of you know, April is #Autism Awareness month, shining a global light on the condition an estimated 3 million people in the United States and 70 million people worldwide live with every day – 1 in every 68 American children, 1 in every 42 boys.
Though autism is the fastest growing developmental disability, for those on the outside looking in, it often remains a mystery. This month, we hope to shine light and spread compassion for families living with autism.
In addition to raising awareness, we also want to take action. This is the second LIFT 4 Autism campaign, rallying the reading community around this cause. More than 200 authors and bloggers are partnering with this effort, many donating #books and other items to an #auction the last week of April. Proceeds from this auction will go directly to our charitable partner, Talk About Curing Autism (TACA), a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating, empowering, and supporting families affected by autism. Specifically, our efforts will benefit #families served through TACA’s scholarship program to offset medical and therapy costs.
To stay abreast of LIFT news and developments this month, please join our Facebook Group.
How can you be involved???
1. Authors – Donate books or other items for our auction
2. Bid on the auction, and your money goes straight to TACA’s scholarship fund (you’ll be asked to register before the auction date in order to bid).
3. Purchase a LIFT 2016 T-shirt
4. Make a tax-deductible donation to TACA
Make sure to enter our LIFT #Giveaway. You could win a $5 #Amazon gift card, LIFT T-shirt, and eBook from any of our LIFT authors! Click the link below to enter, and I’ll make sure to keep you updated on LIFT 4 Autism 2016!
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