The Psi Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta is excited to bring Autism Speaks to The Ohio State campus community. The world's largest Autism advocacy organization, Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) by funding research of the causes, prevention and treatments, and to advocate for the needs of individuals and their families.
Our sisters look forward to increasing autism awareness on our campus and working with Autism Speaks. With 1 out of every 68 children diagnosed with Autism and no known cure,Alpha Xi Delta is committed to improving the lives of families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. We hope our fundraising and awareness efforts can help put one more piece of the Autism puzzle in place.
The Psi chapter has many events to help Autism Speaks. In the Fall we hold a flag football tournament, Football FrenXi, where teams from all over campus compete in a day long event! We also participate in the Columbus Walk Now for Autism Speaks, where we have been recognized as a Grand Club Member (2009) and get to interact with the families that we are working so hard to support.
Finally, in the Spring, we host a barbecue, Grillin' with the Xi's, on our front lawn as one final way to raise money during the school year. Over the course of the 2014 we raised approximately $13,000 so far, and that number is still growing..
It doesn't stop there though! We have had sisters go above and beyond when it comes to working with ASD and Autism Speaks. Many sisters have become ABA therapists, interns at the Autism Speaks Headquarters, and even being invited to the 2013 Autism Speaks Convention.