Here at theCodery, we are part of a program called Pledge 1%. “Pledge 1% is a global movement that encourages and empowers companies of all sizes and stages to donate 1% of their staff time, product, profit, and/or equity to ANY charity of their choosing.” Autism Awareness is near and dear to our hearts and we are passionate about spreading awareness and supporting the cause. With that being said, we support an organization called Lowcountry Autism Foundation (LAF). Last year, we were excited to be able to sponsor the LAF Virtual 5k. A few of our members here at theCodery also joined in on the fun and ran the 5k. Our very own Josh LeQuire is also a board member at LAF. Josh is a passionate member of the Autism Awareness Community and loves the story and work behind the scenes at LAF.
April is National Autism Awareness Month and we want to give you a list of some ways to support Autism
Awareness from home!
1) “If your birthday is in April and you are on Facebook, then it’s easy to set up a charitable donation thing to your favorite Autism Spectrum Disorder charity. Your post on Facebook and tell your friends that for your birthday on April whatever, you want to raise money for autism research.”
2) “Wear the symbol. The color for autism is blue, and the symbol is a puzzle piece. Get yourself a pin to wear on your coat or a sticker for your car. Show others that you care about autism.”
3) “Follow a blog about autism. There are many great blogs written either by autistic individuals or parents of autistic children. Subscribe to one of them and learn about autism from the inside.”
4) “Patronize a business that employs people with autism.”
5) “Use your platform. Maybe you have thousands of followers on Twitter or you co-host a podcast. Whatever your platform is, mention autism and that you know that this is Autism Awareness Month. Talking about it is the first step to doing something about it.”
These five supportive ideas above are from https://www.totalspectrumcare.com/10-ways-to-show-support-for-autism-this-month/ which is an amazing resource for learning more about Autism Awareness and the Autism Spectrum.
If you are interested in supporting the Lowcountry Autism Foundation (LAF), please click here to donate.