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Autism Hope Alliance has provided over $900,000 in scholarships, program assistance, special foods, supplements, books, cleaners, toys and other crucial supplies to families across America. To date Autism Hope Alliance has helped give education, resources and spread HOPE to over 30,000 families through the lectures they have given and the conference attended. Last year’s summit reached 175 countries to over 8,000 families! With this online summit, we can reach a global audience and touch hundreds of thousands of families by bringing autism experts, resources and free products directly to those who need it most.
Do you remember the moment that your child – the love of your life – was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder? I do. It felt like the texture of my world unraveled in an instant. We had first grown concerned when we lost all eye contact and language with Jaxson at 15 months old. But even that loss of communication and connection couldn’t prepare my son’s father and me for the devastation we experienced when our doctor told us we had lost any chance at a future with our son. On October 15, 2004, we were told our son would never talk or read or be able to work a day in his life. He was only 2 years and 4 months old at the time. We were warned to give up all hope of a relationship with Jaxson because “he won’t know the difference between you and the chair you’re sitting on.”
If you endured a similar conversation with your doctor, I am here to tell you that such a future – with no hope or relationship with your child – is NOT set in stone. If you’ve felt the overwhelming, the dread, the grief, and helplessness that comes with an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis, please know that there is more than hope for you and your child. Autism Hope Alliance and I would like to give you Hope with a Plan.
I invite you to join us for five very special days as we bring you a unique online summit event that honors you as the caregiver and the backbone of your child’s hope and chances for health. Each day you’ll discover nutritional and physical therapies, cutting edge discoveries and more that will help you move your child off the autism spectrum.
And, equally important, each day you’ll discover ways to care for yourself as the caregiver as we bring you self-care techniques, communication and family building practices, legal guidance and more… specific to parents of children with autism. Today my son is talking, doing basic math, horseback riding, biking and rock climbing. He’s learning piano, learning how to read and he often looks deep into my eyes and tells me, “I love you, mommy.” I tell you this because we often focus so much in this community on recovery that we forget the simple daily pleasures and gifts of our relationship with our child.
If you can take one thing – just one new technique or idea – from each day… imagine the unique and powerful plan you can put together for yourself and your child. Together We Can Guide Our Children Forward. Join Our Gathering of Families & Experts As We Bring You HOPE WITH A PLAN.