Imagine living in a world where words have no meaning and simple conversation is a struggle. Imagine wanting a glass of orange juice and the only way to communicate that need is to point to the refrigerator door. Imagine saying "hello" to a friend, but not knowing to look at them when extending the gesture. Imagine not being able to tell your mom and dad that you feel sad or lonely.
Imagine dazzling people with your genius, and at other times frustrating them with your lack of language, social skills, and unusual behavior. Imagine crying as your parents ask you "what's wrong?," and you just can't find the words. Imagine the confusion, disappointment and distress your family will experience when they find out you have a pervasive developmental disorder such as autism, hyperlexia, Asperger's Syndrome, or another speech and language disorder.
Each one of us has our own day-to-day responsibilities important to our living. We are often caught up in the needs of the moment that we don't have the time to reflect and appreciate the things we take for granted every day. Imagine what your world would be like if you could not speak, understand language, or socialize with your peers.
Excellent therapy can shape a child's future. Your donation can help hundreds of children and young adults reach their full potential. Please reflect for a moment and imagine how your donation can help make a difference in the lives of many children with special needs here at the CSLD.
You can either donate to support all services or earmark your funds to support our Help A Child Fund. This Fund provides financial assistance to children whose families are of low to modest incomes and cannot afford the needed speech/language therapy. We believe every child deserves a chance to shine and we know you do to.
You can make an outright gift of cash. The quickest and easiest way is on-line giving. Online gifts are processed through a secure network to ensure that your data is confidential. If you would prefer to mail your donation, simply print the donation form and mail it with your gift, to our office.
Your gift can be a tribute in honor or memory of someone. At the time of great joy or the loss of a friend, relative or colleague, it is often appropriate that a contribution be made to charity. This can also be a meaningful tribute to a special person, honoring them by celebrating their life or achievements. By making your gift in their name you ensure that your tribute will benefit special needs children. Click the Donate button below to make your donation a tribute to someone special. When asked for special instructions during the check out process please provide the name and address of the person who should receive the tribute acknowledgement. If you would prefer to mail your donation, simply print the donation form and mail it with your gift, to our office.
You can leave a gift to CSLD in your will. Click here to learn how.
Stocks or other investments that have grown in value can become a substantial gift made at a net cost to you. You receive a charitable deduction for the donation of these assets based on their fair market value on the date of the gift. In addition, you avoid all federal capital gains tax that would otherwise be due on the sale of the assets.
Many givers find themselves in a position of holding assets that would make important gifts at some time in the future but are currently required to provide for present needs. By placing such property into a charitable remainder trust, a unique gift arrangement can be made that would provide income to you and your beneficiaries. At the end of a specified period (such as the donorís or the beneficiaryís lifetime) the remainder of the trustís assets would be transferred to us.
We can work with you and your financial advisor to determine which form of giving is best for you.
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