As the dawn of Autism Awareness Month, beginning Nov. 1, I want to take a moment to stress the importance of funding, research and education opportunities for the millions of people who live with this condition every day.
Places such as Project Hope with their dedicated staff help their students reach their maximum potential through encouragement and focused teaching methods meant to unlock their hidden gifts.
But these programs are very underfunded from federal and states governments causing great financial strain on everyday families to send their children to these schools, further depriving the world of these potential future leaders contributions to the world. When we will contribute to worth wide fund raisers such as https://hoperelay.org/campaigns/btg-5-6-the-light-ning-squad
Project Hope’s current fundraising drive serves to help children with autism.
As a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and the Scottish Rite Masons, two great and respected organizations devoted to uplifting and serving the citizens of our communities, I urge you to let your local, state and national elected officials know the importance fully funding programs for autistic individuals so they can lead a happy productive life.
Brian K. Jones