Before we move on to talk about crowdfunding and crowdfunding for Asperger’s Syndrome we must know what the syndrome really is. So here are a few helpful facts.
Asperger’s Syndrome, first described by Austrian pediatrician Hans Asperger is one in a range of disorders that come with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Children with the condition often tend to show a very narrow interest area and may pick up very precocious language connected to this area. They may not understand social interaction. They often miss out on non-verbal cues like smiling or the “come here” sign that people make with their hands. This makes social interaction a horror for them.
Sometimes they might have some difficulty with motor movement. In some cases, despite peers teaching them how to swing a bat, they may not be able to learn this skill. Since Asperger’s Syndrome is not a life-threatening condition, many people will get diagnosed late in life. So, individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome may not have access to therapy or spend their entire life being depressed or anxious about themselves. Proper therapy is extremely necessary for these individuals, both as children and adults.
The best way out is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). This is a “problem-focused” and “action-oriented” form of therapy that focuses on finding patterns in cognition and then improving them. CBT is evidence-based, scientific and empirical. It is used to treat a lot of mental illnesses and was originally used to treat depression. In the case of individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome, it teaches individuals how to interact in society and enable them with coping mechanisms in tough situations. Sometimes, parents too may be a part of this as they can continue to teach the child various kinds of coping mechanisms at home. For people who were diagnosed late, CBT has proved useful in enabling them to lead a fulfilling life. However, this therapy can be expensive with each session with a therapist’s cost depending on their own choice in private practice. Not many government hospitals provide the facility.
This is where crowdfunding enters the picture. We know that we are not presenting you with the ultimate option of free social healthcare but for the time being, collecting money in order to pay for individual treatments or interacting with those who work on groups of people on a non-profit basis is a good option. Online crowdfunding platforms like Impact Guru have worked extensively in the field of medical crowdfunding and NGO crowdfunding. In order to raise money, you need to make a fundraiser on Impact Guru’s page. It takes literally 5 minutes to do this.
Online crowdfunding is a hassle-free process and Impact Guru can give you access to the 15 countries it is operational in. Once you have made your fundraiser explaining your cause and need, our campaign manager will get in touch with you. You two can work out strategies and targets while the fundraiser circulates on social media (which, by the way, is the almost standard process). When the target is reached, we can release the amount and you would not even have to move from your home in order to raise all this money.
This is precisely why online crowdfunding is slowly becoming such a good alternative to medical insurance (and medical insurance won’t even cover your therapy!). So, do not be afraid if you have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Remember that like-minded people all over the world are willing to assist you. We only connect you to those people.