COVID-19 Champions for Children with Autism Campaign
1 in 54 school age children in this country are impacted by autism. Over 6,000 of them live right here in our Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community. Every single day these children and their families face many unique challenges, which are now significantly exacerbated by the Coronavirus crisis.
Autism Charlotte’s COVID-19 Champions for Children with Autism Campaign has been created in response to the need of the 500+ children and youth we serve annually. Funds raised through this global day of giving will support our Extended Learning & Development Center, where we will provide full-day care, academic support, and personal skill development for children and youth with autism and other special needs. Doing so will allow their parents to return to work, so that they can continue to provide for their families.
Unlike their neurotypical peers, the children and youth we serve require specialized care and support that traditional childcare settings are unable to offer. Our program specifically serves children and youth with special needs up to age 19; our teachers are trained and experienced in working with children with special needs; and we maintain low teacher-student ratios in order to ensure that every child served receives the individualized attention and support they require.
Since 2006, Autism Charlotte has provided afterschool and summer care and support for children and youth with autism. Their families depend on us to care for and teach their children during out-of-school times. With current school closures, they need us NOW more than ever! Please help us help them! In the end, we put North Carolina back to work, ultimately helping us all.
Thank you for becoming a Champion for Children with Autism by donating today.
Together WE are Autism Charlotte!
The Board, Staff, and Families of Autism Charlotte