1st Annual Mental Health Awareness Gala

April 25, 2019 by Carleah East

Sponsorship options are available here: https://smilefundraisinggala.eventbrite.com 
Let’s join together and help these families SMILE!

We would like to bring awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder in the African American Communities. Our goal is to raise $50,000.00 to educate and provide support to the African American parents of Autistic children.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. According to the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities and Center for Disease Control, thirty percent of African American Children are less likely to be identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the AUTISM IN BLACK Organization. AUTISM IN BLACK aims to provide support to African American parents who have a child on the spectrum, through educational and advocacy services. AUTISM IN BLACK is dedicated to bringing awareness to Autism Spectrum Disorder and reducing the stigma associated with ASD in the black community.

S.M.I.L.E. is actively working to create solutions and solve the problems that our Autism Spectrum Disorder Communities are facing. Our efforts won’t reach their maximum effectiveness unless we have the backing of the entire community.

The content on this site is for informational purposes only and is not meant to be a substitute for psychological, medical, legal or other professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. For issues concerning mental health, you are invited to schedule an appointment with Dr. East or her team. S.M.I.L.E. is focused on assisting individuals and families with many challenges from, overcoming everyday stressors, to healing from traumatic events.

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