Among many mental and neurodevelopment diseases, autism tends to be one of the most challenging threats for children. The number of children getting diagnosed by Autism Spectrum Disorder keeps on increasing each year. This fearful growth is what has encouraged many individuals to fund the necessary research in order to find out the root cause for autism. One such individual who definitely must be mentioned is Lloyd Claycomb.
Lloyd Claycomb is the chairman and CEO of United Builders Service, Inc. The organization mainly deals with high-end commercial projects such as construction of restaurants, hospitals, schools, hotels and office buildings. Claycomb’s main motive as a successful businessman is to develop the image and standards of United Builders Service, Inc. while maintaining the founding values and principles of the company.
Apart from being a business tycoon in the construction industry, Claycomb is also involved in a number of philanthropic and charitable endeavors. Among these many charitable efforts, Claycomb’s contribution in creating awareness about autism is truly inspiring. Claycomb himself was inspired to start the awareness program after experiencing the impacts very closely. After witnessing a close friend’s struggle with her toddler’s autism, Claycomb was determined to reach out and help those in need.
Claycomb strongly believes that autism must not be viewed as a dangerous mental illness but rather only as a deviation from regular functioning. Claycomb wants society to understand and accept autism for what it is instead of making it a complicated issue. This thought influenced the philanthropist to join and fund the efforts of the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center of Phoenix. On the 27th April, in honor of Autism Awareness Month, Claycomb contributed a large donation for the organization and its work at the annual fundraising breakfast that was conducted in Arizona Baltimore. Furthermore, Claycomb is hosting a private fundraiser to raise funds for this project and believes that he can raise up to $75,000.
Speaking of fundraising and contributions towards autism, it would be unfair not to mention the work of Karen Claycomb, the beautiful and generous wife of Lloyd Claycomb. Karen’s work is more focused on raising funds and creating awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has raised and contributed gracious amounts of funding for autism research and has successfully managed to educate the general public about autism.
The Claycombs believe that the absence of education, deprivation of love and lack of protection are just as serious as the threat of autism. This is why the couple has got involved in a number of awareness programs that are aimed to provide healthy lifestyles and proper education for children.
Apart from creating autism awareness, the Claycombs have also engaged themselves in many other projects for the benefit of the unfortunate. Their involvement with Our Children International is a noteworthy contribution since the organization has been providing assistance to children struggling in poverty for more than 75 years. The Claycombs have been funding this organization to accelerate its efforts to provide more services and opportunities for impoverished children.
Lloyd Claycomb and his wife believe that their efforts to support autism and create a better world will prevail as long as it is necessary.