Autism is a neurological developmental disorder, and is the most common developmental disability in the United States. Approximately 1 in 68 children born in the U.S. will be identified with an autism spectrum disorder, 1 in 42 boys, making autism one of the fastest-growing childhood disorders. Indeed, a new case of autism is diagnosed every 11 minutes.
Autism Speaks is the leading autism research, advocacy and awareness organization in North America. Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism, and to advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks is a registered 501(c) 3 charitable organization, Tax ID #: 20-2329938.
The holder of this letter, is supporting Autism Speaks through a third party event. This wonderful effort is to help support the research, awareness, advocacy and family service initiatives of Autism Speaks, and we encourage you to learn more about the programs we fund at www.AutismSpeaks.org. Any support that you are able to offer this would be greatly appreciated and would help to make this event a success.
We greatly appreciate you taking the time and energy to consider providing whatever assistance you can. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-478-6330. We thank you in advance for your support of this event and helping to raise awareness about autism and funds for autism research.