• More than 90 percent of teachers spend their own money on school supplies and other items their students need to succeed.
  • The national average salary for special education teachers is $54,290
  • The school district is required to provide an appropriate education, not necessarily the best or optimal program and services.
  • Students with autism benefit from instructional support in the classroom setting.
  • Early intervention offers the best opportunity to support healthy development and deliver benefits across the lifespan.
  • Most children are diagnosed with autism after age 4, although it can be reliably diagnosed as early as age 2.
  • Autism is the most underfunded diagnosis in the United States.
  • 1 in 44 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to 2018 data reported by the CDC in 2021.
  • Boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls.
  • 1 in 27 boys and 1 in 116 girls are identified with autism.
  • Your generous donation allows us to provide a JV to redesign and or build a classroom that creates an inclusive world for learning, development and support needed so those who are diagnosed can reach their fullest potential.
  • As a donor you can choose to remain anonymous or the classroom will be named after you in honor of the commitment to the lives of those impacted by autism.

Did you know?

There is no medical detection for autism.

Autism affects all ethnic and socioeconomic groups.