Pieces of Hope Sponsorship Form We are pleased to present the Pieces of Hope Benefit, an event supporting Autism Tennessee. This event will be held on the evening of April 28, 2018 at The Factory at Franklin, the proceeds of which support the exceptional work of Autism Tennessee. I hope that you will consider supporting this event. Did you know? Autism: Autism affects 1 in 68 children born in the U.S. (1.5% of the population) More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than AIDS, diabetes, and cancer combined. Autism spectrum disorder causes significant social, communication, and behavior challenges. Communication, learning, thinking, and problem solving skills range from gifted to severely limited. Autism affects the entire family as they navigate the challenges of the disorder and difficulties locating and accessing resources. Autism Tennessee is making a difference: Autism Tennessee is the only non-profit of its kind serving the needs of local families living with autism through the areas of support, advocacy, and education. Autism Tennessee is the voice for approximately 35,000 individuals on the autism spectrum and their families in Middle Tennessee. Autism Tennessee receives 6,000+ requests for information and support a year. Autism Tennessee is creating employment opportunities for individuals on the autism spectrum through workplace readiness initiatives and community partnerships. Autism Tennessee hosts family fun events that celebrate autism, and create a more inclusive community. Autism Tennessee receives no state or federal funding and is not affiliated with national organizations. 100% of Autism Tennessee’s budget is raised through grants and fundraisers like Pieces of Hope 100% of the money raised stays in Middle Tennessee Now that you know, I ask that you consider supporting this event. Thank you in advance for considering this request. I am proud of the valuable services that Autism Tennessee provides to our community, and I hope you will join me in making Pieces of Hope a success.