Autism Science Foundation Selected as 2020 ICAP Charity Day Beneficiary
NEW YORK — November 18, 2020 — The Autism Science Foundation (ASF), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting and funding innovative autism research, announced today that it has been selected as a beneficiary for the upcoming 2020 ICAP Charity Day, which this year will be held Thursday, December 10.
Since 1993, the ICAP Charity Day has raised more than £150 million for worthy charities worldwide. As is the case every year, ICAP will donate 100% of the revenues and commissions generated on the day to the beneficiary organizations.
“We are honored to be selected as one of the ICAP Charity Day beneficiaries, this year in particular,” said Alison Singer, Co-Founder and President of ASF. “COVID-19 has placed an almost unbearable strain on thousands of families in the autism community. All families are struggling, but autism families have been disproportionately affected, attempting to adapt to challenges such as internet-delivered diagnosis, therapy and special education. The ICAP donation will be instrumental in enabling us to help meet the growing needs of people with autism during the pandemic.”
ASF’s selection as a Charity Day beneficiary comes as autism rates continue to rise. In March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that 1 in 54 eight-year-old children have been identified with autism, an increase from the 1 in 59 rate announced two years ago. As autism’s prevalence rises, ASF remains staunchly committed to supporting cutting-edge autism research to discover the causes of autism and develop new treatments, as well as supporting the needs of individuals and families affected by autism.
About the Autism Science Foundation
The Autism Science Foundation (ASF) is a 501(c) (3) public charity. Its mission is to support autism research by providing funding to scientists and organizations conducting autism research. ASF also provides information about autism to the general public and serves to increase awareness of autism spectrum disorders and the needs of individuals and families affected by autism. To learn more about the Autism Science Foundation, or to make a donation, visit www.autismsciencefoundation.org.
Kathy Ehrich Dowd
Forefront Communications for Autism Science Foundation