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We hope that you can learn more about our organization and if you have not already…..
Check out the recent Ocean Star article……
Join the Team!
Your ideas and energy is what we are looking for as we do our part in raising AWARENESS towards the ever PUZZLING Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Take some time and check out our site and see how you can become part of The Team! Any input, suggestions or ideas to make this site and our organization as good as it can be are welcome.
May God bless those individuals who are dealing with Autism…they are truly special!
The JT Foundation for Autism Awareness and our Team for Autism Awareness IS NOT an organization that has been established to raise money for an individual….. JT is our inspiration.
We are runners, cyclist, triathletes and in general active people that through doing things we love, are trying to raise public awareness towards Autism in the endurance community. We are also family and or friends of someone who has Autism who together with our athletes can make a difference and raise money when ever and where ever we can so we and help families whose lives are affected by Autism.
Together, we can make a difference !!
Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum disorder” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees.
In December 2009, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued their ADDM Autism Prevalence report. The report concluded that the prevalence of Autism had risen to 1 in every 110 births in the United States and almost 1 in 70 boys. Currently, it is estimated that there are 1.5 million Americans living with the effects of Autism. What is unknown to many is that Autism is the second most common serious developmental disability after mental /intellectual impairment, and is greater than Pediatric Cancer and Juvenile Diabetes rates – combined! (Please know that all of these are worthy causes and that the Team frequently participates in events supporting them!)
There is no single known cause for Autism, but increased awareness and funding can only help those affected.
The JT Foundation and our TEAM for Autism Awareness wants to do our part….We are Racing for Answers!!We are recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization and is registered as a charity with the N.J. Division of Consumer Affairs