Every month, Pepsi awards grants through the Refresh Project for ideas that will have a positive impact– and you get to vote for the great ideas that mean the most to you.
In May, the Autism Society is eligible for a grant to expand our free nationwide support line (currently open 8 hours each weekday), to offer confidential, one-to-one contact with a live specialist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
When a diagnosis is made, parents and family members often wonder what to do next. Even where valuable treatments and support services exist, families must negotiate a maze of agencies and providers in search of support appropriate to their individual needs—a process that consumes time and energy already in short supply for families affected by autism. Parents, individuals on the spectrum, and professionals often want to talk to a skilled professional about their situation, and many times cannot or do not know who to call.
The Autism Society already provides this line of support to many families and individuals, but with the help of this grant, we can expand our contact center to make trained professionals available at any hour of the day or night, and provide more training and support to Autism Society chapters to improve their local outreach efforts.
The grant is given to ideas that get the highest number of votes for each funding level in a one month period, so we need you to log on and vote every single day in the month of May. You can vote for 10 different ideas every day, so please use one of those votes to support our project. Your vote will have a huge impact on helping people get support from those who really understand. Go to www.refresheverything.com/autismsource today to show your support of this great idea!
PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!
Ask others to vote at www.refresheverything.com/autismsource throughout May
PLEASE VOTE EVERY DAY!