Royal Caribbean is first 'autism-friendly' cruise line
|Project Independence News|
For an autistic child, a cruise can be a minefield. Everything about the experience, from waiting to board to crowded spaces to loud noises, can be frightening. Royal Caribbean moved to address those issues today when it became the first line to be certified as "autism-friendly," USA TODAY learned in an exclusive story.
Beauty Queens, Boiled Crawfish, the Beach and Fun: 11th Annual Ride for Autism
A generous donation by Oil States Energy Services has put the finishing touches on the upcoming 11th annual Ride for Autism. OSE will be donating the boiled crawfish being served to all the ride participants at the arrival party at Woody’s in Galveston. Add to that the participation of Miss Louisiana USA, Brittany Guidry and Miss Lafayette Parish Kandy Andrepont and the stage is set for a fun and successful event. The event is an overnight motorcycle poker run to Galveston Island, TX, open to all make and model motorcycles and any street-legal vehicle. (For the record, Woody’s was recently ranked No. 3 best biker bar in Texas.) All proceeds benefit Project Independence (www.projectindependence.org) dedicated to “raising awareness and creating resources for families living with autism”. It’s important to emphasize that Project Independence is staffed entirely by volunteers; the group incurs no overhead of any kind, no paid salaries, no cost for office space, etc. This means that every single penny raised goes to the cause, helping families throughout the Gulf Coast.
At this time autism is the No. 1 disorder effecting children in the US with 1 in every 80 being diagnosed with some type of autism. Many of these individuals can become productive and independent if given the opportunity rather than a burden on society. The first step in the process is increased public awareness, a major focus of our annual ride. More details about Project Independence, autism and the ride can be found by visiting the web site or calling 985-237-0429.
Last Updated (Thursday, 13 February 2014 14:44)
2014 Ride for Autism: Come and meet Ms. Louisiana at our Kick-Off Party on March 20th
2014 Ride for Autism: Come and meet Ms. Louisiana at our Kick-Off Party on March 20th at Cajun Harley Davidson in Scott, LA from 6-8PM. http://projectindependence.org/
Last Updated (Tuesday, 11 February 2014 15:59)
11th Annual Ride For Autism Overnight Motorcycle Poker Run
WHEN: MARCH 21-22, 2014
CHECK IN: March 20(Thurs. 6-8) kick off party
WHERE: CAJUN HARLEY DAVIDSON
Join us on Thursday 6-8pm March 20th for a Kick-Off registration party at Cajun Harley Davidson
Poker hand stops to be announced or draw your whole hand at Woody’s Saturday evening!
DRAW YOUR ENTIRE HAND ON SATURDAY!
On March 21-22, 2014 our host hotel is the Victorian Resort and Conference Center, 6300 Seawall Blvd. Galveston, Texas 77551 Phone: (800) 231-6363 or (409) 740-3555 or visit http://www.victoriancondo.com
A special rate of $99/night(sleeps 4-6) will be honored if you mention"2014 Ride for Autism"!
Last Updated (Wednesday, 12 February 2014 12:33)
Active Partnership 2013 Awards Celebration!
Active Partnership 2013 Awards Celebration! One of our own Board Members, Zachary Slay, was awarded first place as the volunteer of the year at a recent award ceremony. Zac Slay decided early in his life that his disability would not define him and he works hard so that others can also accept themselves as they are. "Advocacy is sharing your passion to the point that others claim that passion as their own."-ZAC SLAY
Visit Zac, our Inspirational Advocate at: http://www.agapexperience.org
Project Independence was also a sponsor for this event!
Last Updated (Thursday, 05 December 2013 11:19)