Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Autism around the world

The other day I got a call from a woman at the Global Autism Project. We briefly discussed a potential partnership between OYFP and the Global Autism Project, and I was captivated by the group's mission: To alleviate the autism of children in developing countries.
What a noble cause!

I feel as though autism is a condition that is underserved by NGOs in developing countries. Kids with autism need more attention and treatment options in the USA, where we have good medical care, nevermind in countries that struggle to provide basic medical treatment to its patients.

The Global Autism Project is currently just working in Ghana, but aims to expand its services across other countries. If you would like to support the project, consider kayaking in San Diego on August 15, or volunteering for Global Autism Project in NYC. Or, learn about autism yourself so you can help educate others - check out the Global Autism Project's trip blog!

Related Posts: World Autism Day; Heart to Heart
Photo courtesy of Global Autism Project.

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