At an early age, I was exposed to other children with different disabilities. My friend has a brother with autism; seeing him inspired me to volunteer in different organizations like the Friendship Circle and J-Serve. In these organizations I had the opportunity to work with children with different disabilities and do various activities with them. Based on the connections I made with different kids at these organizations, it made me a more accepting person to all people, disability or not. In school, my class read a book called The Curious Incident which was based on a boy, Christopher, that had Asperger syndrome. There were many instances were people around him were not accepting of who he was and were clearly not knowledgeable of the condition he had. This was seen by the rude remarks people in public said when Christopher made humming noises that he could control. This book inspired me to create a campaign to spread awareness for autism and raise money for this great cause. It is important that as a society we become more accepting towards others. If you ever come across someone that has autism, get to know them and make a new friend!
I thank you in advance for your support! Your donation is greatly appreciated and will be going to the non-profit organization Autism Speaks to fund research for the causes, treatment, and cures for autism spectrum disorders.
Sincerely, Lily Katzav
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