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Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Donate towards our Reach Out and Read Program!

April is Autism Awareness month! Nationally, autism affects one out of 36 children. As the numbers in our community continues to grow, we at The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CAND) provide hope and help to children, teens, young adults, adolescents, and their families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders through excellent clinical care, valuable research, quality education and training, and community engagement.
We are raising funds for our Reach Out and Read (ROR) program. This program champions the positive effects of reading daily and engaging in other language-rich activities with young children through evidence-based intervention. This practice encourages positive parent/children’s interactions, and supports early brain development through a focus on sharing books during medical visits. For more information about our Reach Out and Read Program, please visit: https://www.thecenter4autism.org/about-us-overview/reach-out-and-read-partnership/
We invite you to partner with us in building a library of diverse books and making reading a priority for our children. In doing so, we will be a vital resource for our families, allowing them access to books to build personal libraries in their very own homes.
This Giving Day, an anonymous donor will generously match each donation, dollar for dollar, up to $1,000.
Join us in celebrating Autism Awareness Month by making a gift today! Your contribution will make a lasting impact through the gift of literacy.

Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 16
2 AA 0
2 AE 0
Last But Not Least!
Congratulations to Tse-Wen Chen, a current student, whose gift to Solar Car Engineering Student Group won the Last But Not Least Challenge! With your gift Tse-Wen, $1000 in bonus funds will be awarded to Solar Car Engineering, thanks to the generous support of UCI Foundation trustees Gary and Melanie Singer!
The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CAND) Match
Double your impact today! Thanks to a generous donor, all gifts made today to The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CAND) will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $1,000!
The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CAND) Challenge
Be one of the first 10 gifts to The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CAND) today to unlock a $1,000 gift from the Nika Nikopour Foundation, multiplying the impact of your gift!
10 / 10 Gifts
Parent Power Hour 25 gift Challenge
Power Hour? How about a power 15-minutes?! Congratulations to our UCI Parent and Family community for coming together in record time to unlock $10,000 in support for Campus Organizations and Volunteer Programs! Keep the momentum going and support some of our outstanding matches and challenges below!
25 / 25 Gifts
1965 Challenge
Congratulations to Hilary Lapks! Your gift to Men's Volleyball just unlocked $1,965 in bonus funds for the program!
1,965 / 1,965 Gifts
Early Bird Challenge
Congratulations to Darcy Wilson-Jones (LGBT Resource Center), Katy Young (School of the Arts/Dance), Charlton Lee (Social Sciences Student Awards) and Rick Emerling (UCI Retirees Association Scholarships), for winning our Early Bird Challenge! $500 in bonus funds will be added to each of these funds in your honor!
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