Hi, friends. We're in the middle of our November $5,000 matching gift fundraising event for Autism Age - which is the non-profit organization that publishes Age of Autism every day. $10,000 is a whole lot of money to us! Your donations are arriving by mail (PO Box 110546 Trumbull CT 06611) and through our Bank of America based online ordering system. DONATE SECURELY HERE.
Last year, at this time, Dan Olmsted was formulating his next book (on Polio) and how he planned to spend his retirement years. As part 0f his future plans, he generously turned Autism Age over to me in December. We are a non-profit registered in Connecticut. As Executive Director, chief, cook and bottle washer, it's my great joy to honor Dan's memory by keeping us up and running each day. I couldn't do it without our team - John Stone and Mark Blaxill, Cathy Jameson and Adriana Gamondes who keep our Facebook page current and fresh, Teresa Conrick with our science updates. Nancy Hokkanen not only writes, but who sends me great email ideas regularly. Anne Dachel with her important media updates. Everyone on our team. If you want to contribute, by all means send me a submission for review to KimRossi1111@gmail.com. We love stories from inside the epidemic - your family, your highs and lows, your growing kids, your own life if you are on the spectrum. You don't have to be a Pulitzer Prize winner - just write from your heart and gut. That honesty makes for great posts. The content beast is always hungry!
I just got an email from Amazon - we just earned $80 through the AMAZON SMILE program. You can donate every time you make a purchase through Amazon. Just click here to get started! It might not sound like much, but SMILE was a new revenue source for us in 2017. Passive donations are most excellent!
Below is our Matching Gift program for the month from "anonymous donor." Ask YOUR EMPLOYER for a matching gift form for your donation!
Thanksgiving is around the corner, and is a perfect time to express our gratitude for this wonderful forum we know as the Age of Autism blog.
Please take a few minutes to consider the following:
- How often you read AoA
- How often you share articles from AoA
- How AoA has helped you, your child, and your family
- How supported you feel when you read AoA
- How encouraged you feel when you read AoA
- How you appreciate the content of AoA
- How you appreciate that AoA is a daily blog
- How you appreciate that AoA includes news that mainstream media refuses to cover
- How AoA has amazing contributors, both in the form of writers and commenters
- How there are those behind the scenes who keep AoA up and running on a daily basis, who need and appreciate our financial support
Now that you have contemplated those points, I hope you are feeling inspired to make a donation to keep Age of Autism running strong for another year.
I will match all donations made from Nov. 1st through Nov. 30th, up to $5,000. Last year, we exceeded the matching amount…let’s do it again!
Simply click AgeofAutism.com/donate.html to pay online. Or, if you prefer, you can mail a check made out to “Autism Age” to:
P.O. Box 110546
Trumbull, CT 06611
Please don’t put this off. Click on the donation link, or grab your checkbook, an envelope, and a stamp, and make your donation now. Let’s show Kim and her helpers our support today!