Hope for Three, a Fort Bend-based nonprofit whose mission is to raise community awareness and provide assistance to families with children on the autism spectrum, is now accepting photos for the highly anticipated 2014 calendar “The Many Faces of Autism”.
The calendar features an extraordinary compilation of unique children on the autism spectrum.
The contest, in its third year, is one way Hope for Three raises funds to provide life-changing therapies and supports to children living with autism. 100% of the funds generated from the sale of this calendar benefit families in need of assistance. The official rules are available online at http://hopeforthree.org/photo-calendar-contest/ or by calling 800-317-0787. There is no cost to enter. 2014 calendar cover winner awarded $250. Monthly winners awarded a complimentary calendar.
Autism is the leading development disability in the U.S. today. A recent parental study by the CDC indicates “1 in 50 school-age children are now diagnosed on the spectrum”. Studies also show that autism is three to four times more common among boys than girls. An estimated 1 out of 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls are diagnosed with autism in the United States today. By way of comparison, this is more children than are affected by AIDS, cancer and diabetes combined.