Autism Fast Facts
The odds of a child being diagnosed with autism are 1 in 150. Between 1 million
and 1.5 million people suffer from autism. Autism is more common than pediatric
cancer and diabetes or AIDS.
www.autism-society.org to learn more about the disease and how you can
support efforts to find a cure.
Victory Junction Gang Camp
The mission of the Victory Junction Gang is to enrich the lives of children with
chronic and medical conditions or serious illnesses by providing life-changing
camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a safe and
medically sound environment.
Cure Autism Now (CAN) is an organization of parents, clinicians and leading
scientists committed to accelerating the pace of biomedical research in autism
through raising money for research projects, education and outreach. Founded by
parents of children with autism in 1995, the organization has grown from a
kitchen-table effort to the largest provider of support for autism research and
resources in the country. The organization's primary focus is to fund essential
research through a variety of programs designed to encourage innovative
approaches toward identifying the causes, prevention, treatment and a cure for
autism and related disorders.
www.autismva.org. Commonwealth Autism Service's mission
is to provide leadership in the implementation of a statewide system of services
to maximize the potential and quality of life of each Virginian with autism
across the lifespan.
At Autism Speaks, our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with
autism spectrum disorders.
We are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes,
prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about
autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing
hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. We are committed to
raising the funds necessary to support these goals.
Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to
urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action
to address this urgent global health crisis. It is our firm belief that, working
together, we will find the missing pieces of the puzzle.
The Faison School for Autism/ACV is dedicated to giving each child the best
chance he or she has to improve their life’s journey. The School employs a
three-pronged approach of empirically-driven treatment, research, and training
to best serve our students. Our philosophy is a holistic one, focusing on the
child, their family, and all those who touch and enrich their lives.