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To the Donors and Supporters of The International Misophonia Foundation in 2023: THANK YOU!

by Shaylynn Raymond
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To the Donors and Supporters of The International Misophonia Foundation in 2023,

I want to first thank you immensely for contributing to our foundation in its opening stages and helping us accomplish our goal of becoming a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. This was just one of the many goals we managed to accomplish between August and December.

We accomplished the following goals:

  • First and foremost, started operations, became a 501(c)(3), and formed a board of directors which includes 3 clinicians, 1 researcher, 2 persons with misophonia (one also a clinician), and 1 member with an extensive background in ethics for a total of 6 board members
  • Finalized and published Misophonia Matters the book, class, and workbook
  • Planned a misophonia conference online which will be held later this month, on May 18th and 19th
  • Provided assistive technology for coping with misophonia/misokinesia with donations of 3 sets of noise-cancelling headphones, 3 loop ear plugs, and 1 laptop for a teen with misophonia who needed to do classes from home
  • Ran a petition on behalf of the community in response to a misophonia study on accommodations which we felt misrepresented our values
  • Created a clinician directory for sufferers of misophonia and their families to find clinicians who have heard of the disorder
  • Undertook the huge process of creating a research journal, setting up an IRB for research, and initiating our first study which is now in the data processing stages.
  • Began creating web content on youtube, tik/tok, etc to spread awareness for misophonia
  • Ran campaigns for developers and companies to inform them of accessibility concerns for persons with sensory disorders (flashing animations, beeps, etc)
  • Initiated “The Misophonia Alliance” for advocates, researchers/etc to get together and support the goals of each organization.

I am sure there are even more things that were either not worth mentioning or omitted for the length of this letter. We are so excited to be running this foundation and working with members of the misophonia community, advocates, researchers, and clinicians to come together to make the lives of those living with misophonia easier.

If you would like to support our mission, we are currently accepting donations to help purchase computer equipment for our research and advocacy goals (processing power/the ability to work on the go). If you would like to donate, you can do so here: https://misophoniafoundation.com/shop/computer-donations/

All donations of $250+ to the above campaign will receive a lifetime membership to the IMF (which includes a discount on all events/classes/etc), as well as free access to our upcoming conference.

I want to personally thank every donor and every supporter from the bottom of my heart. When I began misophonia advocacy in 2015, I never could have imagined how this cause would grow, and I look forward to continuing this journey together.

Here’s to more years to come!

Sincerely,

 

 

 

 

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