Autism Speaks spent $4.6 million on family services (4% of their budget) in 2013. In that same year, they gave $5.5 million in grants to institutions who have members on their board.
Something Stinks. And its not a crapisode. Because we don't have those anymore. :)
Seriously, folks, if you're looking for a way to support an autism family try something of this nature:
- Send the parents out on a date night - give a gift card for dinner and a movie and offer to babysit.
- Bring over a meal (ask about special diets first)
- Make a donation to an organization that helps kids and families. Locally in Colorado Springs, Alpine Autism Center does great work - and we are walking as a family in a 5K to support them the end of the month. You can sponsor us here
- Make a donation to TeamTMR. 100% of the funds given to TeamTMR go back to families in the form of grants.