Has Autism entered your life yet? If not, chances are you probably know someone with autism. Autism affects 1 out of 91 people. Currently, UCF-Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD), in conjunction with Providing Autism Links & Supports (PALS), a non-profit organization, serves over 5,800 children and adults with autism in the Central Florida area.
One of the many services provided by UCF-CARD & PALS, is Camp Two-Can, a four week inclusive summer camp program for children that receive services and support from UCF-CARD and PALS. Camp Two-Can is a program that allows children with autism to attend a summer camp with non-disabled peers, for a low cost to the families. This camp is run by trained professionals who have experience in working with children with autism, and provides them with a fun and safe environment providing them the opportunity to socialize with others.
In 2008, Loyal Source, a local Orlando company wanted to make a difference for children with autism in Central Florida. They founded Orlando’s Derby Day to assist in providing financial support to make Camp Two-Can possible for children to attend at a low cost to their families. Currently, this camp has two locations. In 2011, two new locations opened to better serve the individuals living with autism spectrum disorders in Central Florida. Our goal in 2013 is to raise over $25,000 to help support this great cause!
This event enables you to make a difference while enjoying an American tradition, the most exciting two minutes in sports, in downtown Orlando at Ember . It’s an exciting fun-filled day of hats, open bars, mint juleps, raffle prizes, exciting auction items, a great buffet, rooting for your favorite horse on large screen TVs and more, all while making a difference for individuals with autism.
Visit our Facebook Page to see pictures from last year’s great event!
For more information about Derby Day 2013, sponsorships, donations, or other questions please contact the Loyal Source offices at 407-306-8441 or email Brian Moore at email@example.com.