Triangle Indian-American Physicians Society Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit Adults with Autism

The golf tournament in Raleigh on June 22 will benefit the employment supports program of the Autism Society of North Carolina.

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Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 02, 2014

The Triangle Indian-American Physicians Society’s first annual charity golf tournament will benefit the Autism Society of North Carolina’s efforts to help individuals with autism find and keep meaningful employment.

Participants will enjoy a great day of golf at the beautiful River Ridge Golf Club in Raleigh, NC, on Sunday, June 22. The four-person scramble will have a shotgun start at 2 p.m., and an awards reception and full dinner will follow the event.

Proceeds from the TIPS Charity Golf Tournament will benefit the employment supports program of the Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC), the leading statewide resource organization serving people across the autism spectrum throughout their lifespans. It has been estimated that about 80 percent of adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder are unemployed or underemployed.

ASNC helps individuals with autism find, keep, and thrive in jobs. Employment supports coordinators work with adults with autism as they explore their interests and skills. They train individuals in interviewing, creating a resume, and networking. Once in a job, adults with autism can receive support in learning the skills required and how to interact with co-workers and supervisors.

ASNC believes meaningful employment is a key part of a fulfilling life, and the Triangle Indian-American Physicians Society (TIPS) is proud to back ASNC’s efforts and support the community.

The registration fee for the golf tournament is $100 per person, which includes range balls, lunch and dinner. Register online at http://www.golfdigestplanner.com/25713-TIPSGOLF2014.

For sponsorship opportunities, please email customerservice(at)trianglemd(dot)org.

The mission of TIPS is to bring together physicians of Indian-American background located in the Triangle region of North Carolina, by representing and facilitating their educational, professional, community, and patient-oriented interests. TIPS is an independent, not-for-profit organization formed in 2005 to advance the professional aspirations of its members and to contribute to local community affairs. It has since grown to have more than 450 members and is increasingly recognized as a strong voice in the health-care arena in the Triangle.

TIPS will also hold a health fair featuring free checkups and a blood drive one week before the golf tournament on Saturday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hindu Society of NC in Morrisville, NC. ASNC will provide information to the public at the health fair, which will also feature eye checkups, a bone marrow drive, and consultations in many topics such as diabetes, allergies, and cardiac care. Register online at http://www.tahts.org.

Background:

  •     Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. Recent studies estimate that up to 1 of every 58 children born in North Carolina will be affected by ASD.
  •     For more than 44 years, the Autism Society of North Carolina has worked to address areas of need and expand services for the autism community in North Carolina. ASNC works to directly improve the lives of individuals affected by autism, by providing advocacy, education, and services.
  •     Additional information is available by calling 1-800-442-2762 or by visiting http://www.autismsociety-nc.org.


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