Pat Kemp, Autism Speaks Executive Vice President, Marketing, Corporate Relations, & Development “At Autism Speaks, our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders.
Melville, NY (PRWEB) November 19, 2012
Digital Processing Solutions, developer of the patent pending fundraising software (Digital Donations™), announced today the signing of an agreement with Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. Digital Donations™ is a patent pending interactive marketing and fundraising technology that integrates with the majority of the major payment-processing platforms in the world, automating the fund raising process at the point of sale, which includes solicitation, collection and payment of donations to the charity being supported by the particular retailer.
Keith Orlean, President of Digital Processing Solutions “This is an important cause for our company to support with our Digital Donations platform. With the recent increase in autism prevalence this partnership will expand both awareness and the ability to raise needed funds to combat this developmental disability now affecting one in 88 children. We believe that our technology increases the opportunity for ongoing education and fundraising that is greatly needed by families that are in need of support.
Pat Kemp, Autism Speaks Executive Vice President, Marketing, Corporate Relations, & Development. “At Autism Speaks, our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. We are excited about the opportunity to utilize this technology to raise funds for our research and advocacy efforts for the autism community. The Digital Donations platform has the ability to reach millions of potential donors as they pay for products and services. Donations as small as $1.00 can make a huge difference in meeting the needs of families impacted by autism.”
Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders – autism spectrum disorders – caused by a combination of genes and environmental influences. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by communication difficulties, social and behavioral challenges, as well as repetitive behaviors. An estimated one in 88 children in the U.S. is on the autism spectrum – a 78 percent increase in six years that is only partly explained by improved diagnosis.
Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Mr. Wright is the former vice chairman of General Electric and chief executive officer of NBC and NBC Universal. Since its inception, Autism Speaks has committed over $180 million to research and developing innovative resources for families. Each year Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in more than 95 cities across North America. On the global front, Autism Speaks has established partnerships and related activities in over 40 countries on 5 continents to foster international research, services and awareness. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit http://www.AutismSpeaks.org.
Digital Processing Solutions (DPS) provides professional fundraising services for non-profits and merchants that seek to build a community or national based “cause marketing” program. DPS provides a comprehensive suite of patent pending interactive fundraising and marketing solutions (Digital Donations™) that can integrate with multiple payment acceptance devices. This includes retail point-of-sale, smart phones (proximity text based cause marketing), online shopping carts, ATM’s, information kiosks and Video on Demand systems that are utilized in the hospitality industry. http://www.eprocessingsolutions.com