Join Braylon James Mafua-Hayes in support of Support Families Living with Autism

Braylon James Mafua-Hayes

$455 from 7 donors $200 goal met!

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Apr 4
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Jelssica gave $50 for a share of WAAA programming costs
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Jeannawade made a $50 contribution
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Saundra made a $50 contribution
Mar 30
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Christina & Vaughan made a $100 contribution
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Kahlia made a $5 contribution
Mar 27
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Timi and James made a $150 contribution
Mar 25
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Braylon James made a $50 contribution

Be a Champion for WAAA and Walk With Braylon James Mafua Hayes

Hello everyone! WAAA (Washington Autism Alliance and Advocacy) is having a fundraising event for autism. Its on April 4th sign in is at 10a.m the walk portion of the day begins at 11am-12pm. It’s a short walk 1.5 miles from Marina Park to Marsh park (Kirkland) and back. There’s also family fun fair event that goes on until 3p.m. It celebrates the milestone and achievements for our loved ones affected by autism. Every dollar raise helps our role improving access to Autism benefits across Washington state and other statewide advocacy and reform projects.

Im walking for my 3 1/2 year old son Braylon. Braylon started showing signs of autism between16-18 months and diagnosed at 22 months old. Its changed my whole life. He was enrolled in C.U.B.S at Kindering in Bellevue, workshop mom, OT, Speech and ABA. Currently, Braylon is in pre school 4 times/week, home ABA 5 times/week, and soon we will be adding Speech therapy back again. Braylon is such a happy loving boy. He’s still non-verbal but has made huge improvements since the diagnosis and I am so proud. Braylon is like any other kid…just wants to be LOVED.

This is such a wonderful cause because it helps many families who desperately needs our help with getting the right therapies for kids and adults who are on the spectrum.

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 donation and gift big or small will make a huge difference! Please take the time to join the 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.

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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:

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

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