Autism Action Month – You can help!

Posted by on Apr 10, 2012 in Featured | 3 comments

Autism Action Month – You can help!

With autism now affecting at least 1 in 88 children in the U.S., it’s more important than ever that autism awareness translates into action and meaningful help for families.

NAA’s mission is to respond to the most urgent needs of the community.  Our programs are designed to bring real help to families who are struggling to provide for their children and to keep them safe.  We need your help to fund these programs.  We understand that a financial donation is not possible for many of us, but you can still help by giving just a few minutes of your time to share this information.

Here are just a few ways to support NAA’s programs during Autism Action Month.  

  • Visit The Autism Site – each time you click on the blue “Click to Give” button, a donation will be made to NAA’s Helping Hand program.
  • Alex and Ani’s beautiful “Piece of the Puzzle” bangle is available here!  This bracelet was designed for YOU, and 20% of all sales will benefit our programs.
  • Janine Stillman of Designs by Ja9 is a long-time supporter of NAA. Check out her brand new website featuring her unique line of dichroic glass jewelry, including a couple of very special pieces designed exclusively for NAA.
  • Magic Dog Studio is featuring an autism awareness collection of jewelry, designed and handmade by a very talented Mom. A 20% donation on sales of these unique items will support NAA.
  • Our friends at Mayer-Johnson are MATCHING donations to NAA during the month of April.  Your $5 donation will become $10!
  • LoJack SafetyNet – with just a click to “like” their Facebook page, a $5 donation will be made on your behalf to NAA’s Big Red Safety Box program!
  • Start your own online fundraising campaign at Crowdrise or FirstGiving.  Get creative, build your own personalized web page, and have fun!
  • Host a dress-down day at work – have everyone donate a few dollars and wear their favorite jeans to the office on Friday!  Kids – ask your teachers about hosting a funky hat day at school!
  • Do you know of a company that might like to become a corporate sponsor of NAA’s programs?  Send them our way!  Donations to NAA don’t fall into a black hole of administrative costs or research that may help twenty years from now.  We’re here to help right now!  Together, we can truly make a difference for families affected by autism.




  1. I am currently doing a school project on autism, i have found it quite interesting but very sad at the same time.

  2. I live in North Attleborough, MA and my young adult son, Aaron, has autism. Currently he lives in a group home in Attleboro that is run by the May Institute. It’s been a long and difficult journey getting Aaron the help he needs, keeping him peaceful and stable through his gluten free, dairy free diet, meds and routines. He’s happier and more peaceful than ever and now I would like to be able to give back and help others struggling with autism, too. When Aaron was home full time, our family was isolated from the community, events, church and other outings because of the difficulties associated with autism. So, I started a website for the greater Attleboro area. It’s an online city guide, full of local links, an events calendar, business directory and more. I figured that once things got better for Aaron and our family we would at least have the knowledge of what was available in our community and be able to enjoy it a whole lot more. However, I find that I’m still on the internet, especially facebook, a lot! I spend much of my time sharing local events and posts from churches, charities and businesses who are also local and on facebook to my facebook page for the Attleboros, I get out more than ever, but my website,, and it’s facebook page especially, have become rather popular. Many people have told me it has become their go-to place to find things to do in the area. Anyway, for the month of April I’m offering 50% off all my advertising packages to any business that wants to advertise on my website. In addition, 10% of any profits will be donated to the National Autism Association. I just wanted to let you know so that maybe you could help get the word out there through your website and facebook page, too! I realize that this April all donations will be doubled. The sale is through the end of April, but if any business chooses to advertise with me after April and mentions the National Autism Association I will still donate 10% to your organization. Thanks for all you do! Sincerely, Delores Feinberg

    • Delores,
      Thank you so much! We wish you and Aaron all the best, and appreciate the work you are doing to help other families!

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