Sarasota, Fla. (PRWEB) June 29, 2010
While most Suncoast residents know 1-800-ASK-GARY as the free accident and injury helpline, its founder Dr. Gary Kompothecras is also an extremely active philanthropist throughout the area with many not-for-profits, in addition to his personal fight for autism awareness.
Since Florida Governor Charlie Crist appointed him to the state Autism Task Force in 2008, Dr. Gary has been working tirelessly to help children like his own son and daughter, ages 11 and 12, who began showing symptoms of autism at a very young age. After meeting Dr. Mark Geier, the president of the Institute of Chronic Illnesses on the Autism Task Force, Dr. Gary began contributing funds to the organization towards research, treatment and prevention of autism.
Dr. Geier, a board-certified M.D./Ph.D. geneticist, says, “Dr. Gary is working very hard to help kids. We have made significant progress in the fight for awareness both here in Florida and nationally. We want the truth out. We want to stop this autism epidemic. Dr. Gary has been a great leader in this cause.”
To learn more please visit: 1800askgary.com/autism.html and autismtreatmentclinics.com
ABOUT THE INSTITUTE OF CHRONIC ILLNESSES
The Institute of Chronic Illnesses, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit group dedicated to scientific/medical research into human chronic diseases, with a special emphasis on autism. Dr. Mark R. Geier, who holds an M.D., and a Ph.D. in genetics, is board certified in genetics, and is board certified and a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology, is president of the Genetic Centers of America and is president of the Institute of Chronic Illnesses, Inc. Dr. Geier has been in clinical practice for nearly 30 years. He was a researcher at the National Institutes of Health for 10 years, as well as a professor at the Johns Hopkins University and at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Learn more at iciautism.com
1-800-ASK-GARY is a medical and legal referral hotline founded by Dr. Gary Kompothecras of Sarasota, Fla. 1-800-ASK-GARY’s mission is to provide free, immediate assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Learn more at 1800askgary.com
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