Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que Teams Up With Autism Speaks, Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center and Grant a Gift Autism Foundation
The April campaign marks World Autism Month.
Today he is on track to be in Gen Ed for 1st grade and was tested as gifted academically! He is 6 and educationally just brilliant!
There are hard days, good days, days I cry over our goals met and days I cry over a struggle that my boy knows he wants to overcome!
Autism is not the same for everyone, but, everyone on the Autism Spectrum wants the same and deserves the same as each one of us!
We all want friends, to love and to be loved.... everything else is just an added bonus.
During April, Lucille’s will donate to Autism Speaks, Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center and Grant a Gift Autism Foundation with the Round It Up America contributions – in which guests “round up” their purchases to the nearest dollar – at 23 participating locations throughout Arizona, California and Nevada.
Note.. for each donation of $5 or more, Lucille’s will give guests a $10 bonus card good for a return visit. (One per table, please.)
People with autism spectrum disorder may have challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech or nonverbal communication, but they also may have unique strengths. An estimated 1 in 68 children is on the autism spectrum.
“Autism hits close to home for the Lucille’s family,” said Brad Hofman, president of Hofman Hospitality Group, parent company of Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que. “This year, we are expanding our support to include all of our restaurants. Together with our guests we can make difference in the lives of those affected by autism.”
This year, Lucille’s hopes to raise more than $30,000 to help the nonprofit organization support research into the causes and better interventions for autism.
“We’re thrilled to work with Lucille’s on a larger scale this April,” said Autism Speaks Vice President of Corporate Development Peter Morton. “This fundraising campaign helps us ensure that children and adults with autism have access to reliable information and services throughout their lives.” (2016)
Lucille’s restaurants are reminiscent of a Southern roadhouse with a distinctive Southern décor that features reclaimed wood outline doors and windows for a rustic yet contemporary look. Lucille’s features blues-inspired art throughout the restaurant and the Flying Pig lounge. Lucille’s has been participating in Round It Up America, a platform that encourages restaurant guests to donate change; over the past ten years, Round It Up America has collectively raised millions of dollars for charitable organizations and programs across the country.
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences. We now know that there is not one autism but many subtypes, most caused by a combination of genetic and environmental influences. An estimated 1 in 68 children is on the autism spectrum.
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