Sunday, 21 December 2014

No Cost Vacation For Families With Autism

The deadline to apply for the vacation is December 31st.  I don't know if travel costs are included but a week in the sunshine sound pretty nice right about now.
Here is the information on the contest:
In January 2015, 52 CANADIAN families who have a child with autism will be selected to spend a week at this beautiful property on the Emerald Coast of Florida, USA.  A no-cost vacation!

"In early 2012, Global Governance Advisors (GGA) purchased its first vacation home in Sandestin, Florida to serve the needs of families living with autism. The GGA team raised $2 million for this initial residential property on Florida’s Emerald Coast that offers no-cost vacation stays to children with autism and their families.
GGA Vice Chair Luis Navas has firsthand experience with autism, as his son developed a regressive form of the condition at age 2.  Mr. Navas describes his motivation for purchasing the Emerald Coast vacation house, which comfortably sleeps 14, as stemming from a conversation he had with a corporate CEO who had quietly contributed the majority of his income to charitable endeavors."
The one week stays are awarded to Canadian families affected by autism and in a financial position which does not permit them to vacation.  The families are selected in January.
Each family is asked to submit:
1. an overview of their autism story that is at least 500 words
2. proof of autism diagnosis
3. proof of being in financial need (T4)
4. a family photo
Email your application to:

"For more information on how families living with autism can reserve some vacation time at the Sandestin location, please contact Luis at:

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