It is with great pleasure that I send this letter of support on behalf of the Foundation for Autism Training and Education(FATE). It is with the intention of helping them acquire necessary funding to expand the reach of their vital services that I willingly share our experience with their wonderful organization.
My Time, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support, empower, educate, enlighten and uplift parents and caregivers of children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Our organization shares FATE’s vision and provides services for families in Brooklyn, NY. Most of the families we assist are of low economic status and underserved. Many families cannot afford to pay for training even when it is available.
FATE has worked with our organization by providing valuable training free of charge to parents and professionals in the communities that we serve. This much needed training allows them to utilize strategies which enable children to lead more functional, social, and productive lives.
All of our workshops with FATE have been hugely successful. Our first workshop had over 200 attendees. We actually had to turn people away because the facility was at capacity. The need for targeted and ongoing training is crucial. Parents and professionals want to achieve the best outcome for every child affected with autism. When given the appropriate support and training, they are armed with the most important tools for the best possible outcome.
Feedback from parents about FATE workshops consistently mentions “effective” and “practical.” Parents and professionals frequently comment that they can immediately implement strategies learned at the training. We are constantly receiving requests about future workshops to be given by FATE.
My Time, Inc. would be honored to collaborate with FATE in the future.I welcomed the opportunity to offer this sincere letter of support. If I can be of further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
My Time, Inc.