Although Autism Awareness Month, has come and gone the importance of keeping the conversation going is important to helping the about 1 in 68 children that have been identified with autism spectrum disorder.
To keep the conversation active AT&T is collaborating with Holly Robinson Peete-- who is known for her acting and is also mother to a child with autism, to launch Speak Hope. Speak Hope is a social sharing initiative that drives donations to support Robinson Peete’s HollyRod Foundation’s Gift of Voice program.
Technology can be beneficial to everyone, so AT&T will offer tablets with specially-designed apps to children with autism; helping to provide them with a voice. The effort will be done with Robinson’s the HollyRod Foundation.
The program hopes to reach the autism community from different angles. Many of us want to assist but with time schedules and little funds available it can be hard so AT&T has made it easy while allowing those who participate to have a chance of winning a trip to sunny California.
One way is to go to the AT&T Speak Hope Facebook page at att.com/speakhope where you can submit stories about how tech has made a difference in the lives of someone who is living with autism. By doing so you have an opportunity to win a VIP experience, which will include a trip to LA to meet Holly Robinson Peete, attend the 16th Annual DesignCare Gala, which will benefit the HollyRod Foundation, walk the Red Carpet and sip on cocktails and all while supporting a good cause.
Second when you tweet and/or retweet using the hashtag #ATTSpeakHope or “Like” the Speak Hope Facebook page AT&T will donate $1 to the HollyRod Foundation, for a minimum donation of $15,000 up to the maximum of $25,000 through 6/30/14.
Remember awareness is important but research is as well so every penny counts. Start tweeting now!!