SUPPORT US WHILE SHOPPING AMAZON.COM
Register with Amazon Smile and every time you make eligible purchases, Amazon will donate 0.5% to the Autism Foundation of New Jersey. It’s easy to sign up, doesn’t cost you anything, and will directly benefit the Autism Foundation of New Jersey. Anyone – friends, relatives – can do this. (See below for more information about the Autism Foundation of New Jersey.)
How to Set It Up:
- Go to www.smile.amazon.com.
- Login using your existing Amazon account or register for an account if you don’t already have one.
- Under “Pick your own charitable organization” search for “Autism Foundation of New Jersey”. Choose “Autism Foundation Of New Jersey Inc Richards Group” and click “Select” and you’re done! You should get an email confirming your Amazon Smile registration.
- You MUST shop through the Amazon Smile portal and use it every time you visit Amazon at http://smile.amazon.com. Even if you have registered already, you still need to use this link every time for the Autism Foundation of New Jersey to benefit.
- In the description of qualifying items, you will see this indication (not all items qualify):
SUPPORT THE CAUSE
What is Autism?
Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and as a “spectrum disorder” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. In March 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report that concluded that the prevalence of autism had risen. Autism is more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined. There is no known single cause for autism. Studies indicate that early diagnosis and intervention lead to significantly improved outcomes.
- It is now estimated that 560,000 American children and young adults have autism.
- One in every 88 American children is on the autism spectrum.
- One out of 54 boys and one out of 252 girls are diagnosed with autism in the United States.