Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month and Mercyhealth Development Foundation is doing our part to raise awareness  and financial support for those children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Autistic children can benefit from treatment and therapies that are not often covered by insurance and/or government programs.  Many of these children and their families require additional resources, classes, and equipment for which there is very limited outside funding.  For a family caring for a child with an ASD, the cost of these additional resources, classes and equipment can be overwhelming.

Recognizing the fact that many of these children do not receive the comprehensive services they need, the Mercyhealth Development Foundation’s Autism Support Fund makes financial resources available to families in Rock and Walworth counties in Wisconsin.  Families can use these funds for social skills classes, sensory equipment, safety equipment and therapy.

During the month of April, the Foundation will have a display at the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville with information from the Mercyhealth Autism Department paired with books from the library that help everyone learn more about Autism.

In addition, Rock and Walworth County MOD Pizzas will be hosting fundraisers for the Autism Support Fund to help families in these counties from 10:30am-9pm on their respective days.

April 8 the Janesville MOD Pizza will host the fundraiser all day.  Place your order by ordering on-line at and use code GR177619M for pick-up or deliver.

The Lake Geneva location will host their event on April 14 for pick-up or delivery place your order at and the code for that event is GR179044M.

If you decide to dine in, use the appropriate flyer to show when you place your order.  Dining at MOD Pizza on these dates, the Foundation’s Autism Support Fund will receive 20% of the total purchases to help support autistic children in Rock and Walworth counties.

To make a contribution to the Foundation’s Autism Support fund directly, please visit our website or click on this link. If you have questions about the program, please contact Jennifer Johns at (608) 755-8821.

Looking ahead:

On May 14, Mercyhealth Development Foundation will host its annual Golf Play Day – Playing for a Good Cause.  This year we’ll be raising funds for the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) scholarship fund and other needs of the department.

Learn more about the event at  We’re looking for sponsors, golfers, and volunteers for the day.  If you have questions, please contact Jackie Lee 608-741-2422.


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