Autism Partnership Foundation
The prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is at an all-time high. As a result, it’s very likely that your family or someone you know has been impacted by ASD. It also means that more and more parents are overwhelmed by the challenges they face in coming to terms with their child’s diagnosis.
Imagine learning that your child has ASD. While still coping with the shock of the diagnosis, you start searching for answers. As you search, you grow increasingly frightened and confused as you discover there are literally hundreds of treatment options, all of which claim to be effective. Hopefully, your research leads you to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), a treatment protocol proven to help children with ASD thrive and reach their full potential. Your hours and days of research also lead you to discover that intensive ABA therapy is expensive, and your insurance carrier may not cover the cost. Unfortunately, it’s a story with which we at Autism Partnership Foundation (APF) have become all too familiar.
Recognizing these challenges, we provide support and access to critically needed resources for families dealing with ASD. Our primary mission is to make life-changing treatment available to children whose parents could not otherwise afford it. APF also supports research to further define the most effective ASD treatment methods for children, and to educate and train parents and practitioners about ASD and the effectiveness of ABA.
APF was founded on the passion and belief that every child with ASD deserves the chance to achieve the happiest, most fulfilling life possible. This belief is also the dream of every parent and every family with a child or loved one living with ASD. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we are able to make that dream a reality for more and more children with ASD and their families, and, with the ongoing support of people like you, we will continue to do so.
We thank you for your interest in the Autism Partnership Foundation and our mission. We are sincerely grateful for your support of our endeavors.