NEW YORK, NY, November 02, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Isaac Toussie
is supporting Otsar Family Services in efforts to spotlight a mostly unexplained rise in children's developmental disabilities. The timely support comes during a period when donations to nonprofits and charities have stagnated despite increased needs.
Otsar Family Services provides various programs to help children and adults facing autism or other developmental challenges. Isaac Toussie
is a philanthropist based in Brooklyn, New York.
While some of the increase in identified cases is attributed to improved diagnosis, other factors remain unexplained and debated. The most frequently diagnosed conditions include autism, cerebral palsy, vision impairment and hearing loss, among others.
Economic uncertainty and minimal awareness have slowed donations to organizations such as Otsar Family Services, which has further complicated the issue, according to Isaac Toussie following his donation.
The stakes for early diagnosis and treatment of developmental challenges have risen in a rapidly changing economy. An increased emphasis on cognitive skills required for new technologies can place children with learning disabilities at a further disadvantage to their peers.
The issue also has socioeconomic implications, as children from lower income families comprise the largest share of kids with developmental issues.
This notion is separately supported in a report from CBS News. The article cites that with the exception of autism, developmental disabilities are more prevalent in financially strapped households. A disproportionate share of boys diagnosed with developmental conditions is also noted in the article, which drew information from the June 2011 issue of Pediatrics magazine.
With respite care, community rehabilitation and advocacy programs; Otsar Family Services is leading efforts to meet the undeserved needs of those with developmental disabilities. The support of donors such as Isaac Toussie
is helping the organization to meet developmental needs of children and adults from across New York City.
For more information about Otsar Family Services, please visit: http://www.otsar.org/