This blog post is by Jeanie Caggiano. Her son Enzo has autism and she is an Allstate customer.
My little boy, Enzo, is 7 years old. He was diagnosed at age 3 with pervasive developmental delay. Last year, they gave us a more specific diagnosis that I am still coming to terms with: autism.
Enzo is apparently on the mild end of the spectrum. But that’s not much of a consolation when I get the call from school that he lost it again today and bit a classmate. Or when I go to volunteer at school and a boy in his class comes up to me and says, “You know, Enzo’s crazy.” Or when I call and call and call the other moms in his class to set up a play date and they don’t return my calls. For the parents of a kid with autism, there’s a new opportunity every day for your heart to break.
It’s why Autism Speaks is so essential. Every day, they’re helping families like ours cope with this disability by researching causes and treatments – and advocating for those who can’t speak for themselves.
I’m writing this because I want to tell you about an easy way to help raise money for Autism Speaks. Now through December 31 (we extended the deadline!)
December 14th, when you get any Allstate insurance quote, Allstate will donate $10 to Autism Speaks.
They’ve made a pledge to donate up to $500,000. It’s really easy. You just call 866-998-4488 or visit AutismSpeaks.org/Allstate. Get a free quote on any kind of insurance: car, home, boat, life, motorcycle, business, anything.
Everybody needs insurance. I feel better about getting mine from a company that supports a cause I believe in so much. So please get a quote now through December 31 (we extended the deadline!)
December 14th, and tell your family and friends about it, too.
This post is by Mark LaNeve, the father of twins with autism and Allstate Executive.
I admit it. I have a couple of very personal reasons for wanting Allstate to support Autism Speaks. Their names are Jake and Drew, and they’re my twin sons. They were diagnosed when they were three. They’re now 19 years old. Jake has full-blown autism while Drew copes with a learning disability and autistic-like tendencies. So I understand life with autism.
When a child has autism, their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, friends and schoolmates are also affected. It sometimes makes people feel helpless, like they can’t do anything.
But you can do something to help. And it couldn’t be easier. From now through December 15 when you get any Allstate insurance quote, they’ll donate $10 to Autism Speaks. Get a quote on coverage for your car, home, life, motorcycle…whatever. You could save money on quality Allstate protection. And your quote will help fund research to treat this growing disorder.
Allstate has committed to donating up to $500,000 to this worthy cause. The more people who quote, the more money gets raised. So please, encourage friends and family to get a free, no-obligation quote. Continuing education and research is desperately needed, so your quote will make a difference. Just call 866-998-4488 or visit AutismSpeaks.org/Allstate today.
On behalf of those who can’t always say it for themselves – thank you!