Take 2: Teaching Children w/ Autism Washington, DC

 
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Take 2 Featured on the Radio

When someone called saying they’d just heard great things about Take 2 on our local NPR station, we thought they were confused.  We knew nothing about it. 

It turned out, though, that Global Giving gave Take 2 a huge plug during an interview on WAMU’s Metro Connection.  Global Giving was highlighting its “Pulling for the Underdog Fund," and used Take 2 as an example of a deserving local project. 

Below we've pasted the transcript of that portion of the show, in which WAMU's Rebecca Sheir interviewed Global Giving's Chief Giving Officer, Donna Callejon. 

SHEIR

13:29:41

What are some local underdog projects that are involved with GlobalGiving and the, "Pulling for the Underdog," fund?

CALLEJON

13:29:47

Yeah, one person who is just really amazing here is Lisa Greenman who runs an organization called, "Take 2." She's a lawyer so it's completely in her spare time. She and another person started up this organization. And it's very much focused on children with mild cases and forms of autism, like Aspergers Syndrome. There are thousands of kids in the D.C. Metro area who are suffering from these kind of mild versions of autism and so she and her partner created this camp here in D.C. for kids.

CALLEJON

13:30:20

And it's really looking at taking, you know, studies from N.I.H. and a lot of the other medical research groups and applying the latest in the technologies for socialization for kids. She's basically a start-up little, you know, organization. And so she found us and was able to raise $20,000, I think, for her camp through GlobalGiving.

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So now we have yet another reason to thank Global Giving, which has brought us to the attention of so many people we otherwise could not have reached. 

We thank Global Giving and all of you for your support as we prepare for our EIGHTH summer serving DC area children and families!

Sincerely,

Monica & Lisa

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Lisa Greenman

Washington, DC United States

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