Illegal Petes Autism Awareness

Illegal Pete’s announces third annual
campaign to benefit The Joshua School
&

individuals affected by Autism
during the entire month of April
  • For every smothered burrito, $1 is donated to Joshua School
  • This year’s funds benefit the Music Therapy program

Illegal Petes

DENVER-March 31, 2015:  Illegal Pete’s believes in creating opportunities for children and families in underserved communities. Due to the recent rapid growth of Autism Spectrum Disorders in the U.S., there is an overwhelming need for services for children and families affected by ASD.

Illegal Pete’s has raised nearly $15,000 in the past two years to support local families and children impacted by ASD through the work of The Joshua School. This year, 100% of the funds we raise will go to funding Music Therapy (a profoundly effective, but underfunded program) for the Early Intervention program at The Joshua School.

 

Throughout the month of April, which is Autism Awareness Month:

  • Illegal Pete’s will donate $1 to The Joshua School every time someone smothers their burrito.
  • Customers can donate in $1 increments and mark their donation with leaves to write their name on.
  • Customers can also “round up” their orders as a donation through Pete’s Mobile.

Donations can be made this way at all Illegal Pete’s locations. Help us support a school that has been nurturing our community for years!

 

About The Joshua School

The Joshua School is a non-profit day educational and therapeutic treatment center for individuals and families that are challenged and enriched by Autism Spectrum Disorders and related developmental disabilities. The school serves children from the age of 2.5 to 21. The Joshua School is committed to building a community that offers the highest level of care and individual instruction for students, the most comprehensive array of services, and the strongest level of outreach and education regarding Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). It is nationally recognized for its program ingenuity and excellence.

 

About Autism
  • 1 in 101 children born in Colorado are on the Autism Spectrum.
  • Autism has increased 600% in prevalence over the past two decades.
  • Research shows that Early Intervention Services (pre-school age therapy) can greatly improve a child’s development and help them lead an independent life.
  • Therapeutic services (speech, occupational, physical, and behavioral) can cost families more than $56,000 per year.

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