Teaming Up for Children and Families
Together, Microsoft and Canopy are empowering children with Autism and behavioral challenges to achieve more.
#DT4A – Support the Digital Transformation for Autism
For more than a century, Canopy Children’s Solutions has been Mississippi’s premier advocate and treatment resource for children facing any number of developmental issues, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD). While Microsoft’s volunteer involvement with Canopy has already proven invaluable, the organization remains in desperate need of funds to support transformational ASD research. Microsoft will match all employee donations – so donate today!
Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Through their Give program, Microsoft employees from around the world have volunteered their time and talent to empower Canopy Children’s Solutions to achieve more for their children and families impacted by Autism. Through hack-a-thons with Microsoft’s volunteer technologists, some of whom had children with Autism or were in fact on the Autism Spectrum themselves, we are designing sophisticated cloud-based, Artificial Intelligence rich treatment innovations for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
every child can be a success story
1 in 5 children suffers from a behavioral health challenge. For more than a hundred years, Canopy Children’s Solutions has been empowering Mississippi’s children and families to confront, rise above, and overcome developmental challenges through an entire continuum of behavioral health, educational, and social service solutions.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
1 in 59 children is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. These children often have trouble interpreting social cues or emotional states, leading to confusion, anxiety, behavioral issues, serious learning disabilities, and much more. With few resources like Canopy to help, ASD can be hard on families – and it can have a devastating impact on a child’s future success, dramatically limiting their ability to learn, live independently, and contribute meaningfully to society.