Fort Myers, FL, December 24, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Award recognizes people who are advocates for autism by increasing awareness, raising funds or providing leadership in support of autism.
Eden Autism Services Florida has recognized Bruce and Cheryl Scheiner as recipients of the Autism Advocate of the Month award. The award recognizes people who are advocates for autism by increasing awareness, raising funds or providing leadership in support of autism.
The Scheiners have built one of the largest legal practices in South Florida with over 50 professionals serving clients in Fort Myers, Naples, Port Charlotte, Sebring and Cape Coral. Southwest Florida has been home to the Scheiners for almost four decades and it is where they give back to the community. The firm is at the forefront in supporting numerous worthwhile causes, including the Naples Invitational Art Fest, benefiting Eden Autism Services.
“The Scheiners and their staff have incredibly generous to Eden Autism Services for many years,” said Susan Suarez, Director of Eden Autism Services Florida operations. “They have given their time by volunteering for the Naples Invitational Art Fest, promoted the Art Fest in their advertising, and supported Eden financially. We are indebted to the Scheiners for their ongoing commitment to help individuals with autism.”
Eden’s Advocate of the Month receives a certificate of appreciation and will be invited to an annual reception.
To nominate an advocate for autism who exemplifies Action in Autism, please submit your nomination including person’s name, contact information, and 50 word summary of why he or she should be selected to Taire.Malloy@edenautism.org or call 239-992-4680 extension 5014.
About Eden Autism Services and the Naples Invitational Art Fest
The juried art shows, to be held January 28-29 and March 17-18, 2012 at Fleischmann Park, 1600 Fleischmann Blvd., Naples benefit Eden Autism Services. Eden Autism Services Florida was founded in 1996 to address the state’s growing need for specialized services for children and adults with autism and their families. Eden Autism Services' mission is to improve the lives of children and adults with autism and provide support to their families by providing a range of community based services to meet specific needs throughout the lifespan. These services include K-12 schools in Fort Myers and Naples, clinical services, consultations and community training, and adult residential, vocational training and employment services. For more information, contact Susan Suarez at 239-992-4680, extension 5010 or Eden.email@example.com.
Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that inhibits a person's ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by behavioral challenges. Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed in one in 110 children in the United States, and one in 70 boys. The prevalence of autism has increased 600 percent in the past two decades. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called autism a national public health crisis whose cause and cure remain unknown.