More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes or pediatric AIDS combined.
What is Autism? The Autism Speaks website (autismspeaks.org) defines Autism as such; Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 110 American children as on the autism spectrum–a 600 percent increase in prevalence over the past two decades.
This year during the York RV Show (York Campers World RV Show) Lerch RV will be supporting an organization that provides a network of support for families with Autistic Children, Friends of Amazing Kids, or better known as FOAK. Friends of Amazing Kids provides a network of support for family and friends of children with autism within the greater Hanover, PA (York County) area. This great organization also raises funds for the Amazing Kids Club which provides social interaction for children with autism and special needs. The Amazing Kids Club offers an on-site therapeutic program for children and adolescents (ages 2-20 yrs) with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. It is considered a step-down program from the traditional one-to-one BHRS (wraparound) services.
If you are looking to purchase a new travel trailer or fifth wheel this year. Visit Lerch RV at the York RV Show, March 9 – 11, 2012, and help us support a great organization. We will be donating $100 per trailer sale to FOAK, along with money raised on the Lerch RV Facebook page as well. If you are not a fan or have not liked us on Facebook, now is the time to do so, we are also donating $1.00 for every new “like” we receive from March 1-15, 2012.
You can find out more information on Friends of Amazing Kids at theFOAK.org.