NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Autism Community of Hope (ACH), a NYC-based organization, has been established to help parents who have received a recent Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis take timely and appropriate action. ACH is centered on mounting scientific evidence revealing a comprehensive early intervention program, when started early, can actually change the course of ASD and help children reach their fullest potential.
“The brain depends on human experiences in early development, so if we can capitalize on that initial window when the brain is still able to adapt and change, we believe we can raise the prospects of significantly altering the natural course of ASD.”
-- Dr. Ami Klin, Ph.D, Chief, Autism and Related Disorders at Marcus Autism Center, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine.
ACH offers unique programs utilizing experienced Parent Mentors each with over 20 years of experience navigating the world of early intervention, and the regulations and laws that guide them. Through the support of their Parent Mentors, who are themselves parents of a child with ASD, and ACH’s individualized Action Plan, parents learn to:
-- Access early intervention programs
-- Cope with the psychological impact of ASD
-- Learn the path to self-care and wellness
-- Become more effective advocates for their child
“There is a serious gap in services after a parent receives an ASD diagnosis for their child. Often they are lost and alone with no plan of action. The Autism Community of Hope fills this gap with Parent Mentors and an Action Plan that empowers and supports parents though the early intervention process.”
-- Mitchell P. Siegel, Founder, ACH
ACH is offering parents a Free Session with an experienced Parent Mentor.
“The Autism Community Hope is fulfilling an enormous need for parents of children newly diagnosed with ASD. Their parent mentors and action plan provide parents with support, information about treatment and services, and hope, all of which are critical for promoting children’s and families’ functioning.”
-- Dr. Lauren Tobing-Puente, New York State licensed psychologist
ACH is building a community of educated parents who possess hope, are empowered, and take early action to help their children have a brighter future.