Join us to Speak Only with Your Heart on October 29th!
Optimal Rhythms is committed to supporting students with sensory-motor and communication challenges to achieve their maximum potential while building confidence and independence for living.
We hope you will join us this October to help us reach more students who have been silenced by their autism but are longing to been seen and understood.
DID YOU KNOW:
- COMMUNICATION IS A BASIC HUMAN NEED
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Help us get the word out about this unique and fun community event that raises crucial dollars for innovative programs of Optimal Rhythms, like ACCESS Academy, ACCESS2Academics, and CAN-Do Camp! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year that also serves to raise awareness of the more than 1 million children 3-18 years old who, due to autism-related apraxia, struggle to communicate their thoughts and dreams without support. We need your help to reach these students!
1) Volunteer your silence!
Make a difference for a nonspeaking student, longing everyday to be heard, by simply sacrificing your own speaking voice for a few hoursto) 12 hours of silence on October 29th while you collect donations from your friends, family, co-workers, contacts, etc to help you meet your fundraising goal and "buy back your voice". We promise, it will be an experience you will not soon forget – take a risk to see/feel what it’s like to know what you want to say but to be unable to communicate, verbally. Not only will you be collecting crucial donations, but you will also increase needed awareness among your friends, family, and co-workers. We will provide campaign volunteers with materials to help communicate your fundraising mission to others and ask for their support.
2) Use your connections!
We need you to become a Fundraiser to raise funds and awareness of the challenges of autistic apraxia. As you set up your fundraising page, you will be walked through an easy process to tell us why you are bringing awareness to this campaign. Be sure to tell us if you are volunteering your silence in your page description. Encourage your contacts to join you and create a fundraising team! We have prizes for the top fundraising team and top 3 individual fundraisers!
Nominate your friends, family, co-workers, business owners, agency directors, community leaders with big hearts to voluntarily give up their speaking voice for 12 hours (or until they have met their fundraising goal to “buy back” their voice). Who or what team will you CHALLENGE to Speak Only with Their Heart this October?
3) Make a tax-deductible donation!
Help support the mission of Optimal Rhythms (501c3) by making a donation. You might consider giving in support of a campaign fundraiser who has volunteered their silence for the cause.
Visit our website for more information: https://optimalrhythms.org/speak-only-w%2F-your-heart