Empowering families of special needs through
advocacy, awareness and education
The Center For Disease Control recently released a report that 1 out of every 68 children will be diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). One of every 42 boys will be stricken with the disorder, which has no known cause and no cure. Receiving the diagnosis often throws families into shock, looking for answers and help. Families of children diagnosed with an ASD often lack a source to find current information and available resources. Additionally, parents feel isolated and need the support of other families also struggling with the difficult decisions of what treatments are effective for autism. Once families have made a treatment decision, many are unable to provide financially for their child's educational costs and are forced into untested programs. The Autism Resource Foundation helps families through the process of evaluating educational options, serving as a family support network, as well as offering assistance with the financial needs associated with the crisis of receiving a diagnosis of an ASD.
The mission of The Autism Resource Foundation, located in Huntsville, Alabama, is to provide a source for information, training, financial assistance and education for families in their battle to defeat autism. We strive to provide assistance in all of the different areas used to confront and treat the disorder. This is accomplished through sharing experiences and other information, fundraising events and helping to provide for the initial and continuing education of individuals who administer the different therapies that treat the disorder. The Autism Resource Foundation will provide a spectrum of resources in support of the war on autism.
Resource Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.