Donate to Kara Nash's Zipping for Autism Team
Hello all. It's Zipping for Autism time again. This is one of my favorite fundraising events because 100% of the fund go towards helping families with children or adult children on the autism spectrum afford services and exposure to activities like summer camp.
The average wait for Medicaid funded Autism related services in Buncombe County is 8-10 years. For so many famillies, this is too long. Kids with late diagnoses may "age out" (this happens at 21 in NC) of being qualified for services before they've ever even recieved them. I've seen plenty of parents bankrupt themselves paying for things like OT, PT, speech therapy and special classroom supports. Even if they are lucky enough to have good insurance coverage through their places of employment, there is still the exhaustion of constant worry, transportation to therapist visits and regular meetings with the school to advocate for what their kids need.
Please consider donating to ZIPPING FOR AUTISM. Even just a $5 donation shows your support and can make a difference.