NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The McCarton Foundation Rings The Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange on December 27, 2010 in New York City.
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About the McCarton Foundation
The McCarton Foundation is dedicated to increasing the educational opportunities for children with autism and making a better life for them and their families.
The McCarton Foundation was founded in 2002 by Cecelia McCarton, M.D., who is internationally recognized for her research on children with developmental disabilities, as well as her success in treating these children. While working with families of children with autism spectrum disorders, Dr. McCarton became keenly aware of the frustration families experienced in trying to obtain appropriate educational services for their loved ones. She also noted that the crisis in childhood autism education was worsening.
The number of children diagnosed with autism grew from 1 in 1,000 in 1993 to 1 in 110 today, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Faced with this crisis, Dr. McCarton established the McCarton Foundation to reach more of those many children with autism who are deprived of appropriate treatment and educational instruction. Since 2002, Dr. McCarton and her staff have helped hundreds of children make gains by use of an integrated model of speech, behavioral, and occupational therapies.
The McCarton Foundation has actively supported the development of three key initiatives: The McCarton School, which provides a model program for educating children with autism and has more than doubled its enrollment since 2002.
About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company’s exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext’s equities markets – the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE Amex, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca – represent one-third of the world’s equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the world’s second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index, and is the only exchange operator in the S&P 100 index and Fortune 500. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com.