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At GreaterGood, we do our best to raise awareness of good causes and to connect people every day with simple ways to make the world a better place. It is our charitable partners who do the heavy lifting — the ones who use the funds that your daily clicks and your shopping raise to accomplish the mission.
Funding for all chartable projects and partners is distributed by GreaterGood.org. Since GreaterGood began in 1999, we have given nearly $30 million to charities operating here and around the world.
Grants funded by The Autism Site are paid by GreaterGood.org to charities and non-profit organizations working to create a better understanding of autism by providing educational opportunities and therapy to children and their families as well as autism research. Clicking and shopping on The Autism Site helps fund grants for the following charitable partners, among others:
Lekotek provides interactive play experiences to help young children with autism develop gross and fine motor skills, as well as social skills, in a postive and encouraging environment. For families without insurance or for those whose insurance coverage does not extend to such sessions, therapy is provided for free. Lekotek Play Specialists, who are all credentialed professionals in special education or a related discipline, work with the families so that these new skills can continued to be reinforced in the home environment..
Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, seeks to improve the future for all who struggle with an autism spectrum disorder. The organization works to bring the results of their research outside the laboratory, so that advances in autism research can be translated into real-world solutions for families. This includes sharing findings with other researchers and clinicians, to ensure that evidence-based treatments are widely available both within the United States and internationally. Autism Speaks also works to increase awareness about autism spectrum disorders and to advocate for the needs of people and families living with autism.
The National Autism Association's Helping Hand Program provides speech and behavior therapy for children with an autism spectrum disorder. The Helping Hand Program provides financial aid directly to families so that speech therapy and behavioral therapy can be fully utilized and affordable, no matter what the family's financial circumstances are.