On April 12th, both Tess and her mom will be dancing for Autism Spectrum Disorders at the Denver Nuggets game. The only difference is that Tess will be dancing with 7 year olds and her 43 year old mom will be dancing with the 20-something Denver Nuggets Dancers. This was a personal wish of Tess' to raise money for kids that need help and services. Thus, 8 Counts for Autism came to life!
Did you know the average cost for treating children on the Autism Spectrum and various sensory disorders is $17,000 per year! Many of these costs are not covered by schools or insurance.
Treatment for children on "the spectrum" ranges from occupational and speech therapy, private tutoring, nutritional changes and supplementation for children, brain therapy, oxygen therapy and the list goes on. Early intervention is essential in helping these children and sometimes the costs can be prohibitive. These treatments can be very difficult for affected children, and emotionally distressing for their families.
Tess' goal is to raise $8000. This money will go directly to families in need of financial support for diagnostic testing, therapy and services.
April is Autism Awareness Month and the Denver Nuggets have kindly partnered with Tess to bring this crazy idea to life.
Please donate and also if you are interested in a good laugh, you can buy tickets to the game on April 12th. Click here to buy tickets to the game.