Luxury toolmaker William Henry will donate 10% of all of its profits to the ACT Today! for Military Families (ATMF) fund now through Valentine’s Day. Sales include William Henry’s luxury pocketknives, money clips, pens, and golf tools.
“We know that military personnel who have children with autism fight a battle on two fronts, one for their country, the other for their child with autism,” says Matthew Conable, chief designer and founder of William Henry. “When we learned of ACT Today!’s national campaign to help military children with autism, William Henry thought this initiative would not only spread autism awareness, but help fulfill ATMF’s mission to provide grants to military children with autism to get the necessary tools they need to reach their highest potential.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 110 children in America is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), making ASD more prevalent than juvenile diabetes, pediatric cancer and childhood AIDS combined. It is estimated that autism affects 1 in 88 military children.
The goal of the ATMF fund is to improve awareness of the unique needs of the military family living with autism and provide access to urgently needed treatments and support services. ATMF was established in July 2010. Since its first year of operation, ATMF has provided assistance to over 110 military families through its grant program. Grants funded included assistance with behavioral therapy, medical services, assistive technology, safety equipment, assistance dogs, legal services, therapy equipment, assessments, and other quality of life support.
About ACT Today!: ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources and funding to families of children with autism who cannot afford or access the necessary tools their children need to reach their full potential. For more information about ACT Today!, visit www.act-today.org.
About ACT Today! for Military Families: ACT Today! for Military Families (ATMF), is a national program of ACT Today!. It was launched in July 2010. ATMF works to improve awareness and delivery of effective autism services, and provides financial assistance to military families to help defray out-of-pocket costs associated with autism treatments, services, and other quality of life programs. For more information about ACT Today! for Military Families, visit www.acttodayformilitaryfamilies.org.