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Why We Are Needed and How We Help
In the year 2012, more children were diagnosed with autism than with childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes or pediatric AIDS combined. Incredibly, 1 in 68 of the children enrolled in New Hanover County Schools are diagnosed with autism, well over the national average of 1 in 88. Therefore, it is very likely someone you know, or someone your son or daughter knows, is affected by autism. Autism is a neurological disorder that affects social and communication skills. This means skills other children learn naturally, like making friends and having a conversation, are very difficult. Although kids with autism may look “normal”, this disability leaves them feeling lonely, frustrated, scared, and a target for bullying.
Fortunately, OASIS NC can help! Our unique approach includes balanced and research-based programs that significantly improve the communication, play, social, behavioral, and academic skills of children with autism. We help them to make friends, be successful in school, and become productive members of our community. We bring joy to children and give families hope for their child’s future and, amazingly, there is not another program like it in this area.
By making a tax deductible donation to OASIS NC, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, you will be making an immediate and significant difference in the lives of children with autism and their families. Although we have assisted over 70 families since our doors opened in November 2011, our dream is to have the services at OASIS NC be accessible to everyone… regardless of family financial circumstances. We appreciate anything and everything you are able to contribute that will allow OASIS NC to continue to provide services to children with autism and their families! Every contribution, large and small, is greatly appreciated.
Did you know that monthly giving is an incredibly efficient way to support OASIS NC? A monthly gift provides a consistent, reliable income stream that allows us to focus more of our resources on services and programs, and less on raising the necessary funds. When you subscribe to OASIS NC you will be able to experience how great it feels to make a difference for children with autism and their families all year long!