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Family Initiative introduces Autism Acceptance campaign
By: Family Initiative
To help kick off #AutismAcceptanceMonth, downtown Fort Myers' buildings will light up blue starting April 1st to show support for the 1 in 44 children diagnosed with autism in the U.S.
"The campaign features photos of four amazing people we serve who represent those diagnosed with autism and our visual reminder that Family Initiative advocates for ALL people with autism," said David Brown, MSW, co-founder and president of Family Initiative. "Each family is special and deserving of support that is both evidence-based AND compassionate. That's where Family Initiative steps in to provide innovative programs and therapies to help children, teens and young adults thrive. Autism acceptance month allows us a platform to shine a light on our families and the amazing success stories that we have to share."
Throughout April, Family Initiative, as well as local businesses, will host multiple events (https://www.fi-
Through compassion and innovation, Florida-based Family Initiative provides social skills programs, clinical services and community education for young people and families impacted by autism spectrum disorder, as well as those in the child welfare system. Family Initiative offers a family-centered approach to caring for young people and families that includes evidence-based services, innovative programs, practical training and compassionate support. Funds raised during the gala enable Family Initiative to expand services and help additional families throughout Florida.
"Currently, we have more than 100 youth and young adults on our waitlist to receive the highest quality care from our big-hearted, highly skilled and credentialed team of professionals who are dedicated and motivated to promote their growth and ensure they thrive," said David Brown, co-founder and president of Family Initiative. "It's our hope that through the generosity of our sponsors and attendees, this year's gala will support Family Initiative in expanding our services to meet the growing needs families in our community. Additionally, we look forward to recognizing and celebrating the people and organizations who work tirelessly alongside Family Initiative to make life better for the families we serve."
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