Setting up an Autism-Related Charity with Shannon Nash, Esq., CPA

July 20, 2010
Hosted by Teri Arranga

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Episode Description

Many people are interested in setting up an autism-related nonprofit, but the thought of doing so can be daunting. There are horror stories of the IRS approval process. Couple this with an already busy schedule in raising a child with autism, and even the most committed altruist can be dissuaded. But there's hope for those wanting to set up an autism-related charity. This process can be boiled down to its major steps, and Shannon will discuss these. Shannon Nash is a CPA, attorney, author, entrepreneur, and mom. She is the president of Nash Management Group, an entertainment, tax and business management firm. Shannon is the author of the award-winning book For the Love of Money: The 411 to Taking Control of Your Taxes and Building Your Net Worth as well as Helping the Nonprofit Client and more. She's passionate about advocating for special needs children and is the former secretary of Cure Autism Now (now Autism Speaks).

Autism One: A Conversation of Hope

Autism One: A Conversation of Hope

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Approximately 1 child in 50 is diagnosed with autism, which gives autism the undesired ranking as the most prevalent childhood developmental disorder in the United States. 67 children will be diagnosed today - that is nearly 1 child every 20 minutes. Autism is treatable and children are significantly improving or recovering following appropriate therapies. “Autism One: A Conversation of Hope” hosted by Teri Arranga, includes discussions with the most experienced doctors, researchers, and therapists in the field, parents of recovered children, and advocates for the children and families.

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Teri Arranga

Teri Arranga

Teri Arranga is the executive director of AutismOne (www.autismone.org), the vice president of the Global Autism Collaboration (www.autism.org), and the secretary of Strategic Autism Initiative. She has served as the editor-in-chief of Autism Science Digest and as editor of the US/Canada edition of Autism File magazine. Teri is co-editor of the book Bugs, Bowels, and Behavior: The Groundbreaking Story of the Gut-Brain Connection, and she is editor of Dr. William Walsh's book Nutrient Power and Dr. Andrew Wakefield's books Callous Disregard: Autism and Vaccines - The Truth Behind a Tragedy (www.callous-disregard.com) and Waging War on the Autistic Child: The Arizona 5 and the Legacy of Baron von Munchausen, all of which were published by Skyhorse Publishing. Additionally, Teri has contributed to and provided editing for all annual editions of Skyhorse Publishing's Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism series. Teri has been involved with a number of media projects, including consulting for medical documentaries such as by award-winning filmmaker Lina Moreco of Canada, appearing in the award-winning documentary Beautiful Son, and consulting for the April 2007 Discover magazine article "Understanding Autism." Teri received the National Autism Association's Believe Award for 2008 and a volunteerism award from USAAA in 2006. She has been an active advocate in the autism community for many years, including attending and broadcasting events in Washington, D.C.

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