My name is Chris Watts & I work for the Marcus Autism Center which is apart of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (For out of state folks– the children’s hospital in Atlanta). I have my masters in Social Work and am thrilled to help families around the greater Atlanta Area every day. I absolutely love what I do and what Marcus does. I am on the research team at Marcus and help connect families to research opportunities with skilled clinicians that provide feedback and coaching to families with children on the spectrum.Which is so fun, because I can help families find exactly what they need and connect them to supportive systems! The research I am working on is looking to find the earliest signs of Autism. Finding it earlier — earlier intervention! Imagine how many children could be helped and sooner!!
The Marcus Autism Center, located in Atlanta, GA, has the opportunity to win up to $50,000 to fund research and awareness programming through the Dragon Con Charity Poll.
According to the organizers, ” The charity that receives the most votes will receive 50% of the monies raised at the show and 50% of the company match. The #2 charity will receive 30% and the #3 charity will receive 20%. While the charities placing 4th and 5th in the poll will not be selected as an official 2013 charity, we will make a $10,000 cash donation to each for participating because we believe all five are extremely worthy causes”
My friend Chris is a Research Recruitment Coordinator at the Marcus Autism Center, and has been working tirelessly to raise awareness and funds for this cause, so, in attempts to give her a little boost in the polls, I am asking you all to please support the Marcus Autism Center in all that they do!
Marcus Autism Center is the largest not-for-profit autism research and treatment center in the United States, treating more than 5,000 children a year. It is dedicated to developing innovative solutions through research. As and NIH Autism Center of Excellence, our team is committed to early diagnosis and evidence-based interventions to improve outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). With our team of national experts and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Marcus Autism Center is dedicated to helping children realize their greatest potential.
Marcus Autism Center relies on generous philanthropic support from corporation, foundation and community leaders, as well as funding from local and state governments.
Visit www.marcus.org for more information.
Make sure to cast your vote for the Marcus Autism Center here: http://www.dragoncon.org/?q=Charity_Poll
Voting is only allowed once per day, but please visit daily to voice your choice for our official charities. Voting will end at midnight on April 28th and the results will be announced on May 1st. You can event vote from an Ipad or Iphone. So it shouldn’t take too long! Chris and I appreciate the support and your vote can MAKE a huge difference for many children.