Since 1984, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® has served as the leading private, nonprofit organization helping to find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation and prevent future victimization. As part of its work as the clearinghouse and resource center on issues relating to missing and exploited children, NCMEC operates a hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678), and has assisted in the recovery of more than 237,000 missing children. NCMEC also operates the CyberTipline®, a mechanism for reporting suspected child sexual exploitation, which has received more than 16.5 million reports since it was created in 1998.
Saltillo Corporation is a US-based company with a mission is to provide voices to individuals with communication impairments. For twenty years, the company has been developing and manufacturing assistive communication devices that are used by individuals throughout the world. More recently, the company also added communication apps to its product line. TouchChat is a full-featured communication app which Saltillo developed for the iPad. TouchChat provides a voice to tens of thousands of individuals with autism and others who need an alternative voice. TouchChat is available on iTunes. Vocabulary pages to support N2Y’s First Responder Event training and support materials are available as a no-charge download from the upgrade menu in the TouchChat app.
Since 2003, the National Autism Association has created and implemented direct-assistance programs for the growing number of families affected by autism. Along with these services, NAA provides autism research funding, ongoing advocacy, support and education.Because we are a parent-led non-profit organization, our objectives and resources center on: Strengthening autism families by providing support in areas of greatest need, such as safety, therapy and medical services; Providing our members and community with the latest information pertaining to research, education, legislation, safety, and therapy and treatment trends; Funding impactful research studies aimed at real progress for our children; Raising awareness about the autism epidemic. Although autism affects more children than any other childhood disorder, it is still the least funded. As awareness increases about autism, our hope is that resources will also increase. Until that time, we will continue to expand our programs so that we may provide support to as many autism families as possible.