For our January give back, we will be participating in the first ever Bowl Over Autism event to benefit children with autism. We have recently begun working with ABPathfinder, a provider of autism therapy management software. They are passionate about helping to advance the care and patient experience for autism therapy and we are passionate about helping our clients give back!
The non-profit organization, Integrated Behavioral Technologies (IBT), provides education and services to children with autism spectrum disorders. According to the CDC, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. They estimate that about 1 in 68 children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder, up from 1 in 150 in the year 2000. It is also more common in boys (1 in 42) than girls (1 in 189). Autism impacts all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups and the cost to treat is significant, with total societal costs of caring for children with autism estimated at over $9 billion in 2011. Intensive treatment programs can cost a family up to $500/month in copays with insurance and can reach nearly $70,000/year without any insurance coverage. That is where Integrated Behavioral Technologies can help. They provide scholarships to assist both low income families and those that may be able to afford the treatment but are too far away from the nearest treatment center. The funds raised at the Bowl Over Autism event on January 16th will go toward that scholarship fund to ensure children with autism across the state of Kansas have equal access to treatment. Learn more about the event and IBT here.
If you are interested in helping us to support this cause, please check out our funding page.