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US Autism & Asperger Association
April 18, 2011

Please submit your story by this Wednesday April 20th

Larry Kaplan, CEO of US Autism & Asperger Association (USAAA), met with JaLynn Prince, President of Madison House Foundation (MHF) last week and discussed a collaborative approach to various projects including creating a brighter future for adults affected by autism. Both USAAA and MHF have initiatives to focus attention on what will happen to individuals affected by autism spectrum disorders when their parents are not living. While many individuals move toward greater independence as adults, there is a sub-population who will not be able to achieve certain milestones. What happens to them? Where do they live? Who takes care of them?

Mrs. Prince has an exceptional opportunity to meet very soon with some very influential decision makers who will be focusing on the urgent needs of young children and adults with autism and their families with respect to housing, employment, education, and medical care.

madison house foundationJaLynn would like nothing better than to go into the meeting armed with dozens of stories from families who tell of their deepest concerns and fears, as well as where they are having success. JaLynn needs your story, in your own words. Having your story with her, JaLynn will be able to represent you - be your voice - and to put a face on the statistics that are becoming so well known and widespread across our county. Please write your story the way you want it to appear (with or without your name). Please keep your story no longer than two to three paragraphs, no more than 550 words. Email your story to Alicia Kimball, info@madisonhousefoundation.org, no later than this Wednesday, April 20th.

If you are unable to meet the April 20th deadline for the meeting, we are still interested in hearing and possibly sharing your story in future projects, therefore late submissions are desired as well.

Your story will help keep our conversations going and growing which will ultimately lead to positive changes for those dealing with autism.

Email your story to
Alicia Kimball, info@madisonhousefoundation.org
no later than Wednesday, April 20th.

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About US Autism & Asperger Association:
US Autism & Asperger Association (USAAA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization for Autism Spectrum Disorders education, support, and solutions. The goal of USAAA is to “Provide the Opportunity” for individuals to achieve their fullest potential. For more information, please visit www.usautism.org or call 801-816-1234 or 1-888-9AUTISM.

About Madison House Foundation:
Madison House Foundation (MHF) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to create a brighter future for adults with autism by enabling community collaborations in disabilities housing, education, financial planning, medical understanding, and employment opportunities. For more information, please visit www.madisonhousefoundation.org or call 301-330-8532.

Contact: US Autism & Asperger Association, Inc.
(801) 816-1234
www.usautism.org or www.usautism.org/contact_us.htm

Contact: Madison House Foundation
Alicia Kimball, info@madisonhousefoundation.org
(301) 330-8532
www.madisonhousefoundation.org

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