Switch-a-thon, a community service charity event, allows students with limited interaction skills and opportunities to participant in and contribute to the community. Like other fund-raising events (Jump Rope for Heart, MS 150, and Race for the Cure) it fosters the development of altruistic awareness and involvement by providing opportunities for individuals to use their abilities for the benefit of others. Cheer captains assist participants in soliciting/collecting pledges (ex. $ 0.10 per hit) and cheer them on as they set in motion lights, music, a back massager and various other exciting and interactive activities. Once collected all donations are given to a predetermined charity. The last several years a few of our participants became stars as they presented our contributions on TV.