Raising Awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Autism Spectrum Disorders
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Experienced in sales and management, Max Edelsack often devotes his free time to serving the community and helping those in need. In participating with his local autism awareness organization, Max Edelsack works alongside other volunteers to dispel negative stereotypes about the condition, which affect 1 in 68 children in the United States.

Autism awareness organizations, such as Autism Speaks, supports people on the autism spectrum through fundraising efforts and advocacy. The passage of the Autism CARES Act has generated over $1.7 billion in the past decade, and health care reform and expansion continues to be the main focus for the foundation. Currently, over 300,000 adults with autism are on waiting lists to receive housing and employment support.

Through the sales of merchandise and donations, as well as fundraising walks and giving programs, Autism Speaks continues to grow and thrive. The Autism Speaks Walk is the largest autism fundraising event worldwide, raising a minimum of $150 per person toward advancing research.