Military personnel who have children with autism fight a battle on two fronts, one for their country, the other for their child with autism. We are proud to be able to help their families - Matt Conable
Oregon (PRWEB) January 18, 2012
American luxury brand William Henry announces it will donate 10% of all of its profits to the ACT ((Autism Care and Treatment) Today! for Military Families fund now through Valentine's Day. ACT Today! is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to provide care and treatment to children with autism.
William Henry’s collections include luxury pocketknives, money clips, pens, and golf tools.
“We know that military personnel who have children with autism fight a battle on two fronts, one for their country, the other for their child with autism,” says Matthew Conable, chief designer and founder of William Henry. "Our friend Joe Mantegna told us about the work he was doing with ACT Today!’s national campaign to help military children with autism. We immediately thought this initiative would not only spread autism awareness, but help fulfill ATMF’s mission to provide grants to military children with autism to get the necessary tools they need to reach their highest potential."
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 110 children in America is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), making ASD more prevalent than juvenile diabetes, pediatric cancer and childhood AIDS combined. It is estimated that autism affects 1 in 88 military children.
The goal of the ATMF fund is to improve awareness of the unique needs of the military family living with autism and provide access to urgently needed treatments and support services. ATMF was established in July 2010. Since its first year of operation, ATMF has provided assistance to over 110 military families through its grant program. Grants funded included assistance with behavioral therapy, medical services, assistive technology, safety equipment, assistance dogs, legal services, therapy equipment, assessments, and other quality of life support.
About William Henry
William Henry is an American luxury brand devoted to the vision of designing and creating superlative functional jewelry. Designer and entrepreneur Matt Conable founded the company in 1997 and is now the sole owner. Conable first established the brand creating exclusive and award-winning pocketknives, effectively transforming the archetype of all tools into a superb piece of functional jewelry for men. Today’s collections include writing instruments, money clips, and golf tools.
The seamless integration of classic natural materials, precious metals & gemstones, and state-of-the-art alloys is a hallmark of William Henry’s work. The brand creates limited editions only, and no two pieces are ever replicas. William Henry’s collections are available on its website and through a select network of authorized retailers in the US and abroad. For more info on WH visit http://www.whstudio.com
About ACT Today!: ACT (Autism Care and Treatment) Today! is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources and funding to families of children with autism who cannot afford or access the necessary tools their children need to reach their full potential. For more information about ACT Today!, visit http://www.act-today.org.
About ACT Today! for Military Families: ACT Today! for Military Families (ATMF), is a national program of ACT Today!. It was launched in July 2010. ATMF works to improve awareness and delivery of effective autism services, and provides financial assistance to military families to help defray out-of-pocket costs associated with autism treatments, services, and other quality of life programs. For more information about ACT Today! for Military Families, visit [http://www.acttodayformilitaryfamilies.org