Families Affected by Autism Can Request a Free Amazon Device
Bids will be open throughout the month or until all devices have been awarded.
Families in the region affected by autism have the opportunity to receive an Amazon Echo Show 5 device through the Autism Society of Mahoning Valley.
State Farm agent Shannan Jursa donated 200 devices to help people ages 12 and older with executive function and life skills needs.
Families can request a device here. Bids will be open throughout the month or until all devices have been awarded.
“Giving back to neighborhoods is what State Farm does all year round with grants, volunteerism and outreach programs like this,” Jursa, longtime ASMV volunteer, said in a statement. Press. “We live in these communities and understand the struggles of the autistic population in the Mahoning Valley and beyond.”
The donation is part of State Farm’s Diversity and Inclusion in the Community program.
“We are very grateful to Shannan for wanting to help our families. Echo Show 5 can help people with autism increase their social skills and develop more independence, ”Robin Suzelis, director of ASMV, said in the statement. “Making to-do lists for school, learning how to use the integrated grocery list, setting alarms for school or work transition is very helpful. Moreover, they can also stream podcasts or play audiobooks to improve leisure and school time. “