Autreat was the first known autistic-run conference of its kind in the world, and it has become a model for other Autistic community and self-advocacy events in North America, Europe, and the Middle East. Autreat offers a special experience of freedom and acceptance for autistic people from all over the U.S. and Canada as well people who travel from overseas to attend.
Will you make a donation (link below) to support Autreat this year?
Our goal is to raise at least $6,000.00 to cover the substantial increase in venue fees as well as provide expanded scholarship assistance. Many people in our community have very limited income, are unemployed, or underemployed. Autreat has always provided a fee structure based on income, but with increased fees and rising transportation/fuel costs nationwide and internationally we anticipate a higher demand for scholarship assistance this year.
We want as many people as possible to be able to attend Autreat. So far, donors have already contributed more than $4,000.00 to this fund!
Gifts of all sizes are important. In past years many people in our community have contributed generously to help with Autreat expenses. Many others give their volunteer time and expertise to make Autreat happen. Thank you. Everyone with any connection to Autism Network International, Autreat, or Autistic community is invited to donate to this fund this year. Whether or not you are able to attend Autreat this year, your contribution of any size will go a long way to helping others participate. Working together we can reach and surpass our $6,000.00 goal.
Your donation of any amount will make a difference to every person attending Autreat this year. Every dollar counts!
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network [a 501©(3) organization] is serving as the fiscal sponsor for these donations, and your (U.S.) contribution is fully tax deductible. Whether you can give $1.00, or $5.00, or $25.00 or $50.00 or more, here is how to donate:
Donate securely online via paypal:
Write a check payable to Autistic Self Advocacy Network, note AUTREAT on the check, and mail your donation to:
Autism Network International
c/o Autistic Self Advocacy Network
PO Box 66122
Washington, DC 20035
Pledge an amount and bring the donation (cash or check) to Autreat. Email email@example.com to let her know your pledge (so we can keep track of totals).
Thank you very, very much. Your contribution to Autreat will go to creating and sustaining autistic self-advocacy, making us stronger individually and collectively. Please forward this email to your family and friends and invite their support.
Jim Sinclair, for the Autreat Planning Committee
Thanks to ASAN for serving as a fiscal sponsor which allows all donations
to Autreat to be tax deductible.