our AUGUST partner of the month is:

GHA AUTISM SUPPORTS

GHA Autism Supports provides quality, community services to meet the unique needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. They create environments where people of all ages with Autism Spectrum Disorder are understood, valued for their diversity and are given opportunities to grow, as well as contribute to the community.

Click here to visit their website to find out more.


GHA FACTS:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) refers to a group of developmental disabilities that are typically associated with challenges of varying severity in the areas of social interaction, communication, and repetitive/restricted behaviors. Autism is a brain disorder that typically appears during the first three years of life.
  • According to the CDC, autism occurs in approximately 1 out of every 68 births. Evidence suggests that the prevalence rate in North Carolina is even higher than the national average at 1 in 58.
  • GHA is always in need of craft related items for a variety of vocational programming, household cleaning supplies, and personal care supplies for our individuals to use and to help meet needs in the areas of personal grooming and household chores and activities.