2017 Autism Delaware Fall Auction Gala
“eleven eleven” on 11/11
Newark DE, September 25, 2017—Autism Delaware announced today that its annual fall auction gala is scheduled for Saturday, November 11, from 6:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M., and the featured entertainment is Philadelphia-area original-cover band “eleven eleven.” The fundraiser takes place at The Queen (formerly the World Café Live at The Queen) in Wilmington. Secured garage parking remains complimentary and available in the Renaissance Center Garage on 5th Street immediately adjacent to the venue.
This year’s theme is “Uncorked and Uncapped: Join us for an evening of reds, whites, and brews.” Cocktails are included in the $85 ticket price as well as small plates, admission to live and silent auctions, and the live music by “eleven eleven.”
Sponsorship opportunities are now available in a range of support levels, each with its own unique benefit package. And auction items are being requested from the public. Popular past items have included unique and creative goods and services, vacation packages, wine and spirits, event tickets, and original artwork and crafts. “Sponsorships are the backbone of this event’s fundraising effort,” notes Autism Delaware events manager Deanna Principe, “and high-quality donations ensure that more of the funds raised will go where they’re needed.” All proceeds benefit Autism Delaware’s programs and services statewide, including recently expanded family support and the agency’s nationally recognized adult employment program known as Productive Opportunities for Work & Recreation, or POW&R, for short.
For more information, visit AutismDelaware.org. Or call Autism Delaware event manager Deanna Principe at (302) 224-6020, ext. 213.
About autism spectrum disorder and Autism Delaware
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that includes impairment in social interaction and social communication. Individuals with ASD also exhibit repetitive patterns of behavior or interest that limit everyday functioning. An intellectual or language impairment is also possible. All these symptoms will first appear in early childhood.
In the fourth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-4), the diagnoses included classic autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder–not otherwise specified (PDD–NOS). Any individual with a well-established DSM-4 diagnosis—according to the DSM-5 released in May 2013—should be given the diagnosis of “autism spectrum disorder.” The disorder is categorized by severity on a scale of one to three.
Autism Delaware is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit made up of individuals with ASD, their family members, the professionals who serve them, and friends of people with ASD. The agency’s mission is to help people and families affected by ASD. With offices in Newark, Dover, and Lewes, Autism Delaware serves the entire state.
Autism Delaware’s programs and services are supported by state contracts and generous donations from individuals and corporations across Delaware. Fundraising events, such as the Fall Auction Gala, help provide the income needed to make critical programs a reality. For more information on how to help, visit AutismDelaware.org.