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Anyone know a good autism charity to donate to?

Discussion in 'Jett Travolta' started by Yoni Alter, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Yoni Alter Member

    Anyone know a good autism charity to donate to?

    So I was just thinking, I'd sure like to donate some small amount of money to an autism or autism awareness-based charity in memory of Jett Travolta. I'm not that rich, but I can part with $10.

    Anyone recommend anything?
  2. orly Member

    Re: Anyone know a good autism charity to donate to?

    My kneejerk reaction is to say "the one that was reaching out to the travoltas", but if you want a better answer, you can post on an autism board, maybe, and see if you can get a more personal reccomendation (also, maybe you can start a fundraiser there, which would be cool xD)
  3. amaX Member

    Re: Anyone know a good autism charity to donate to?

    Try locating an autism support group in your area and donate locally as the money that goes to large charities such as Cure Autism Now rarely trickles down to some of the cities and towns that aren't located near larger cities.

    Try checking with the office of the local elementary school and see if they can point you to the local support group. 1 in every 166 kids under the age of 10 in America today have some form of autism so chances are there is a support group near you.
  4. Vir Member

    Re: Anyone know a good autism charity to donate to?

    Centralized money is good for funding research though.

    Just like other charity groups, be careful who you donate to and check them out. (Just like if you want to actually help animals, you shouldn't pick the PeTA affiliated groups.)

  5. WTF Member

    Re: Anyone know a good autism charity to donate to?

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  6. AnonyK23 Member

    Re: Anyone know a good autism charity to donate to?

    ASAN.

    Autistic Self Advocacy Network.

    The other ones tend to be caught up in the DAN quackery, which has ties to scientology.
  7. Yoni Alter Member

    Re: Anyone know a good autism charity to donate to?

    This one doesn't seem to have online donations.

    The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) - Sections

    Or maybe I'm wrong.
  8. Re: Anyone know a good autism charity to donate to?

    you can send the money to me

    I will sit in the corner rocking myself back and forth
  9. AnonyK23 Member

  10. Yoni Alter Member

    Re: Anyone know a good autism charity to donate to?

    I'm a dork. Yes. That's it.
  11. Yoni Alter Member

    Re: Anyone know a good autism charity to donate to?

    Working on setting up a group fund in memory of Jett, which we would all be able to donate small amounts to. I'm sure if the Autism people will be cool with it, but we'll see.
  12. Yoni Alter Member

    Re: Anyone know a good autism charity to donate to?

    The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) - Sections

    So, this charity is not getting back to me. I need another good one if anyone has suggestions. Which charity reached out to the Travoltas?
  13. MomE2Dallas Member

    Re: Anyone know a good autism charity to donate to?

    How about donating to a charity that promotes acceptance of autism such as the autism awareness project? http://www.taaproject.com/

    Since it appears that Jett's parents denied and did not accept their son's apparent autism, I think this would be a great charity.
  14. AnonyK23 Member

    Re: Anyone know a good autism charity to donate to?

    TAAP is awesome. *nods*
  15. Optimisticate Member

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