06 Apr 2020 by Dollar Dig
In the United States, 1 in 68 children are affected by autism. Autism is one of the leading developmental disorders in the United States, and there’s no cure for it. Here at Dollar Dig, we want to help spread awareness and support for everyone affected by autism.
Not only is Dollar Dig donating 50% of net profits to POAC Autism Services (Poac.net), a NJ-based non-profit Autism Research organization for the month of April, but we're also donating the other 50% of net profits to the CDC Foundation’s COVID-19 response to support deploying emergency staffing to US public health agencies, funding medical supplies, increasing lab capacity, providing support to vulnerable communities, and so much more to help fight this pandemic.
Did you know boys are four times as likely to have autism than girls? Researchers have yet to find a solid explanation as to why. The National Autistic Society believes this is because it may be harder to diagnose autism in girls.
As of 2014, the Autism Science Foundation reported that 1 in 68 children in the United States has an autism related disorder. This is a large contrast, as the estimation in 2012 was 1 in 88 children.
Before awareness for autism spread and researchers began understanding it more, reports in the 1980’s claimed that only 1 in 10,000 children had autism. Thanks to more research and development, the criteria for diagnosis is changing. This leads to more children being diagnosed, but it also allows children to receive the help they need - help they may have otherwise not gotten.
Researchers are now finding different diagnoses that fit into the Autism Spectrum. These disorders include Asperger’s Syndrome, and Pervasive Development Disorder.
This means that children with Autism may have a wide range of symptoms, with some children not seeming autistic at all. Some children aren’t as impacted by the disorder but still show symptoms.
Not only will shopping online through Dollar Dig contribute towards the mission of two great organizations, you'll be saving money, earning cashback on your purchase and also doing your part in flattening the COVID-19 curve by staying safe at home.
Your cashback is yours to keep, however, if you would like to join us and donate a portion (or all) of your cashback to either The CDC Foundation or POAC Autism Services, please specify the amount you'd like to donate to each cause in your withdrawal notes, and we will do so on your behalf.
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