Anyone who is a frequent viewer of my channel has probably heard my kids in the background. Joel (my oldest child) in particular loves watching me play video games, as well as playing himself, and occasionally even streams with me. Joel was recently diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD.) ASD conditions present a wide and varied set of challenges in educational and social settings, as well as in everyday life. It is also a condition that has a lot of stigma as people don’t fully understand what it is to have an ASD. Luckily, my wife and I are blessed to be in a situation where we can afford the proper resources to assist him. However, there are many families who cannot, and there is still a general lack of knowledge as to what autism is.
For this reason, I’ve decided that any and all revenue that is generated by my Twitch channel will be donated to Autism Speaks. From their website:
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.
So whether you wish to subscribe, donate, or just toss a few bits my way, you can know that you are helping to support a good cause. Thank you in advance for your help in assisting Autism Speaks in their mission.