The Fourth Annual Asperger’s Benefit

 

The Fourth Annual Asperger’s Benefit at Canoe Studios is being held this year on Saturday, December 8th, 2012

The Asperger’s Awareness Council of the NYU Child Study Center, which raises funds for youth with Asperger’s Syndrome, a high functioning autism spectrum disorder is hosting the event, and I would love if you would be able to include a brief mention in the paper or online leading up to the event this weekend.

The annual benefit hosted by Aspergers Awareness Council started in 2004 by a group of individuals who had family and friends affected by the disorder. Through awareness, the AAC supports those afflicted with Aspergers.

While programs exist to mentor and support these young adults, they are not widely accessible. It is with this goal, that the AAC launched its first fundraising party — creating fun and positive energy around the idea of supporting individuals with Aspergers.

The benefit raised funds with the goal of providing social skill education and training while raising awareness for the disease. Through its growth and success, the AAC has become more formally structured. It is now as a 501c3 tax exempt organization.

This year’s event will be held at Canoe Studios on Saturday, December 8, 2012.

TICKETS : Presale tickets this year start at $90 for a limited number of tickets. Prices will then rise to $125 and $150. Table service is also available for $1,500 and VIP tables for $2,500.

 

Who are we?

The Aspergers Awareness Council, a 501c3 tax exempt organization, was created to support those afflicted with Aspergers syndrome. While programs exist to mentor and support these young adults, they are not widely accessible. In the past, the AAC has partnered with the NYU Child Study Center to put funds raised to a productive and meaningful use — last year’s AAC Benefit completely funded NYU’s Aspergers mentoring and social training program for young adults. We have witnessed the profound impact that programs such as these can have, and we remain focused on raising awareness and providing or funding direct service for young adults with Aspergers.

For more info and tickets, please visit:

http://giving.nyumc.org/aspergers