ImageFIRST New York, a provider of medical uniform linen service to the Staten Island area, frequently collaborates with our New Jersey team for their quarterly community giving events. Most recently, our teams attended the Autism Speaks Walk, which was held in northern New Jersey on Sunday, May 21, 2017.
Many of our associates came out in support of Autism Speaks, wearing matching t-shirts for this special event to show their support of this cause. Associates were invited to bring their family members with them as well. This was a fun event for all, allowing our associates to spend quality time with both their families and their extended ImageFIRST “family.” Hundreds of other individuals and companies also took part in the walk.
To support the efforts of the Autism Speaks organization, our New York-New Jersey offices gave a monetary gift of $1,050.
What is autism?
Autism is often referred to as autism spectrum disorder because it encompasses a broad range of conditions. Many individuals with autism may find social situations challenging, or they may exhibit certain repetitive behaviors or difficulties with communication. People with autism may also have unique strengths. While research has come a long way, there is still much that we do not understand about this complex neurological condition.
What is the goal of Autism Speaks?
Since 2005, Autism Speaks has worked to support individuals with autism and their families. Not only have they increased awareness of this condition over the past 12 years, but they have also helped to advance research for this disorder. By developing a more concrete understanding of the causes of autism, they hope that better resources will become available to help those with autism to live meaningful, independent lives.
Why does ImageFIRST participate in events like the Autism Speaks Walk?
At the core of our purpose, we endeavor to leave a positive impact not only on our associates and the patients of the medical facilities that we serve, but also on the community as a whole. To this end, we participate in quarterly community giving events, such as the Autism Speaks Walk, in order to make our community a better place.