CJ’s Resolution Challenge was created to raise funds and awareness for regional autism related organizations that support families touched by autism. We are currently on the lookout for our 2018 beneficiary. Are you aware of an autism related organization that could use a little boost? Let me know!!!
Previous beneficiaries include:
ADERS (Autism Diagnostic Evaluations Resources Services, Inc.), a 501c3 nonprofit located in Montandon, PA whose mission is to be able to provide comprehensive autism services from diagnosis across the lifespan. They have several ambitious projects on the horizon, including renovations to a newly acquired large meeting space, a pilot social skills program for elementary kids, a day habilitation program, professional trainings, and much needed social events for people who are affected by ASD (including family and friends!) Learn more on their Facebook page!
Northeast Bradford Elementary School- Life Skills Classroom
This school building is in rural PA and is part of a small school district. The classroom serves children with autism, Down’s syndrome, multiple disabilities, and intellectual disabilities. They were in need of a kitchenette to practice those related skills and with our 2016 donation, they were able to get it! Learn more here.
Geisinger Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute (ADMI)
ADMI’s goal is to establish a network of regional centers of excellence that will make care for children with special developmental needs as accessible, efficient, and effective as possible. ADMI’s headquarters is located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and is a collaboration between Geisinger Medical Center and Bucknell University. Geisinger clinicians and researchers work side-by-side with educators, scientists, and students from Bucknell to strengthen ADMI’s multidisciplinary approach to personalized medicine.
ADMI is focused on clinical care and cutting edge research to help children with special developmental needs. The vision of ADMI is to expand and seamlessly integrate clinical services, research, education, and family support through a multidisciplinary team that includes specialists in neurodevelopmental pediatrics, genomic medicine, psychology, speech-language pathology, radiology, and education. ADMI professionals are among the nation’s leaders in genomic medicine and neurodevelopmental disabilities and provide expert assessment, guidance, and resources for children with special developmental needs and their families. Learn more here.
Operation Jack Autism Foundation
The Operation Jack Autism Foundation was started by an autism dad in honor of his autistic son. Below is a little information taken from their website-
“Mission– To encourage parents, relatives and friends of those struggling with autism to find a positive outlet by leading an active lifestyle that promotes awareness and raises funds for autism-related charities.
What We Do– The Operation Jack Autism Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity created in 2009 in honor of Jack Felsenfeld, who was born in 2003 and is severely autistic. Most of the funds we raise come from the nationwide series of Operation Jack events. We also provide an easy-to-use fundraising platform for individual participants trying to raise money for the autism-related charity of their choice. The foundation has no staff and no office and strives to be as cost-effective as possible. The work needed to make the foundation thrive is done on a volunteer basis. Through January 2015, the foundation and its events have grossed approximately $300,000.
Let Us Help You! We’re always looking for great causes to support. We’ve created races to help organizations all across the country, built training teams to support local autism-related charities, provided individual coaching and fundraising pages to parents looking to support the charity of their choice and made grants to many worthy small charities in need.”
Learn more here.