Join Jack in support of Support Families Living with Autism

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$150 from 4 donors $1,000 goal

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Be a Champion for WAAA and Walk With Me and Holy Spirit Lutheran Church

My 10 year old Grandson “J.T.” is my Champion. He is on the Spectrum and wants to grow up to be an Astronaut. He has a hero named Martin. J.T. says Martin Luther King made it possible for him to have friends of any color. I believe the many colors in a rainbow make it special, and kids who have special needs call us to create opportunities for them to grow and learn and participate in all the rainbows around us. 

I hope to see you at the Holy Spirit Booth under the Pavilion or on the walk.

Holy Spirit and WAAA will be offering information on our Gift of Time – “Friendship Matters” event, coming again on June 20.

That is why I and my friends at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church host Spectrum Respite days – WAAA Gift of Time events. And we will be walking in the fundraising event, “WAAAlk For Our Champs,” which celebrates the milestones and achievements for our loved ones affected by Autism.
WAAA has accomplished so much but this work is far from over. We need to ensure there’s an adequate network of qualified providers who will provide therapies, offer education and respite care and create caring community’s everywhere. Every dollar we raise helps our role in improving access to Autism benefits across Washington State and other statewide advocacy and reform projects. The funds we raise provide a lifeline to families in need.
I hope you can help us this year! Your support and donation will help WAAA help the thousands of families who need advocacy. If you can donate AND walk, even better! Won’t you help Washington Autism Alliance & Advocacy? Every step you walk and every donation of your Time and your Treasure will make a huge difference! Please take the time to join our team or donate!

Help fund the thousands of WAAA Families & Individual Advocacy insurance appeals, and IEP Supports WAAA provides

Thanks to the generosity of people like you, WAAA has been able to accomplish so much in the past year. We empowered 2,455 families through counseling, trainings and resources to secure treatment funding through private insurance and to secure effective services in public schools throughout the state. We made headway with the Office of Insurance Commissioner to issue regualtions on how insurance companies should cover autism spectrum disorders. We advocated for better training and a career path for para-educators as well as 1.256 million dollars in funding developmental and autism screening for toddlers suspected of having autism.

See more at http://www.washingtonautismadvocacy.org/updates/get-involved/.

WAAA is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. Your contribution is tax deductible. Tax ID 35-2440624.

About Washington Autism Alliance & Advocacy

Washington Autism Alliance and Advocacy (WAAA) is fortunate to be a part of a community of organizations in Washington supporting families in unique ways. What differentiates WAAA is that we ensure all the services families depend on are funded in a meaningful way.

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At WAAA, we provide crucial resources while enhancing our community and advocate for implementation of key legislation to benefit the community.   WAAA provides the largest collection of resources available in the state to children and their families living with ASD.

We educate families on critical services and benefits for their children and provide access to a statewide resource directory. WAAA hosts specific training workshops, private counseling, and assessments. We review and evaluate Individualized Education Plans, school performances, analyze insurance plans and prescribed treatments, and assist with challenging and unlawful denials of insurance coverage. We pair families with an Advocacy and Resource Coordinator, who helps each family or individual to access the benefits and services they need and deserve which also includes assistance for Autistic adults and self-advocacy.

WAAA has worked since 2007 to remove barriers to insurance coverage of effective treatment for ASD in Washington State, and with the incoming Affordable Care Act transition and the critical support from the WA State Legislature, 2015 will be our most significant year yet.

Read more about WAAA and the Families we have helped here: http://www.washingtonautismadvocacy.org/updates/stories-hope/

WAAA is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. Your contribution is tax deductible. Tax ID 35-2440624.

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