NYC Autism Charter Schools are the first public charter schools in New York State devoted solely to children with autism. Your contribution will help support the important work we do for our students and families.
What a year it’s been for all of us. We’ve faced so many challenges: illness, loss, uncertainty. But NYC Autism Charter Schools have continued to serve as a beacon of hope in our communities. As we come to the end of year like no other in our history, I am inspired by the dedication of our staff, students, parents, siblings, and extended family members who have all stepped up in unimaginable ways. Thanks to the support of our generous donors, we are weathering the storm and ending 2020 stronger and even better equipped to achieve our mission of offering high quality educational options to children with autism and their families living across New York City.
NYC Autism Charter Schools supports 72 students between our two campuses in East Harlem and the South Bronx. Our highly trained and dedicated team has continued to adhere to our ongoing commitment: to help students learn functional skills that prepare them for life ahead, allowing them to live with as much dignity and independence as possible, and to support families as they navigate the often difficult path forward. This year, that has meant hundreds of hours teaching students to tolerate wearing masks, to wash their hands, to endure medical checks, to use technology more fluently in new and different ways, and to better understand the world around them.
This year, the need for support is made more urgent by COVID-19, which has had a disproportionate impact within our local communities. In response to the pandemic, NYC Autism Charter Schools has reallocated its resources to ensure that every student and staff member has the technology they need when we are remote, and that our schools are stocked with PPE and cleaning supplies when we are in-person – keeping students and staff safe, healthy, and able to learn and teach. Every dollar we receive during this #GivingTuesday campaign will allow us to sustain and grow our services without fear of budget cutbacks at the city and state level due to Covid-19.
NYC Autism Charter Schools can only carry out our mission with the help of people like you. On this #GivingTuesday, please consider making a tax deductible donation to our wonderful schools - and allow us to create even more possibilities for our students and families.
From all of us at NYC Autism Charter Schools, we wish you and your family a safe and healthy holiday season!
With warmest regards,
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