Sponsorhip & Contributions
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The Earthly Angels Autism Fund of Luzerne Foundation is extremely grateful for the continued support from both individuals, as well as businesses. Donations are accepted at any time and are greatly appreciated!
Earthly Angels Autism Fund
32 Huckleberry Lane
Duryea , PA 18642
Please make checks payable to “Earthly Angels Autism Fund“.
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and while some children are born with autism, many children do not acquire autism until the second or third year of life.
Autism results from a neurological disorder that affects brain functioning which interferes with communication, learning, behavior and social development; and although a cure for autism has not been found, with proper treatment and intensive therapy autistic children are able to reach their full greatest potential.
In 1990, the rate of autism was 1 in 10,000. Today that number stands 1 in 58, according to Centers for Disease Control. Pennsylvania alone has experienced a 1,298% increase in autism in just the last 10 years.
Autism Spectrum Disorders are more common than Downs Syndrome, Diabetes, Muscular Dystrophy, Cystic Fibrosis and many forms of Childhood Cancer. Autism is four times more prevalent in boys than girls and has been found throughout the world in families of all racial, ethnic and social backgrounds.
Over the past 30 years, significant progress has been made in the areas of research, medicine, diagnostic issues, and therapies for autism, resulting in improved quality of life for those with autism and their loved ones and accurate, early diagnosis and the resulting appropriate education and intervention are vital to the future growth and development of the individual.
Since inception, 2001, the Earthly Angels Autism Fund of the Luzerne Foundation has donated in excess of $200,000 to local non-profit organizations, which provide support and services to autistic individuals and families. Hundred’s of children/adults have benefited in both Luzerne, Lackawanna and surrounding counties.
Our need centers around the growing number of children diagnosed each year with this complex disorder. In addition to the number of children diagnosed, it is the treatment, therapy, public awareness, and support of this growing population afflicted with autism. These children require physical, occupational, and speech therapy, along with behavioral intervention, educational provisions and financial support.
The Earthly Angels Autism Fund of the Luzerne Foundation would like to thank our current sponsors for their commitment and dedication to the Fund’s mission.