Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the United States. One in every 110 children is diagnosed with Autism, including 1 in 70 boys. This represents a staggering 57 percent increase from 2002 to 2006, and a 600 percent increase in just the past 20 years. Despite some promising discoveries, the cause of Autism is unknown and a cure does not exist. Research and early intervention is crucial. Every 20 minutes another child is diagnosed with Autism. Not only must we find ways to improve the quality of life for children and adults with Autism, but we also must find a cure, and soon.
The Victory Center for Autism & Behavioral Challenges would like to make a difference in the fight against Autism by raising money for our educational programs and services and heightening public awareness during Autism Awareness this month.
In doing so, on Friday, April 30th, The Victory Center invites you to join them and the Florida Marlins as they host their Annual Baseball for Autism Awareness Night. The Florida Marlins vs. The Washington Nationals will play starting at 7:10 p.m.
In order to promote public awareness, tickets are only $40 for Club B seating (regular $54 on game day) and only $30 for Infield Box seating (regular $46 on game day). Proceeds will benefit The Victory Center. The mission of The Victory Center is to provide children with Autism and similar disorders comprehensive individualized Applied Behavior Analysis treatment with a 1:1 or 2:1 student/teacher ratio, in a classroom setting that is unique in Southeast Florida. The Victory Center combines this highly effective intensive therapy with frequent opportunities for facilitated social interactions within its own classrooms. Progress is measured at regular intervals through the collection and interpretation of data. Please make your donation by purchasing tickets via online at VictoryCenterforAutism.org and click on the “Make a Donation” icon or via check payable to The Victory Center for Autism & Behavioral Challenges. If paying by check please make sure to fill out the form also located on our website.
For more information on The Victory Center, call 305-466- 1142 or visit www.VictoryCenterforAutism.org