AUTISM JOURNEYS TREATMENT CENTER via Crowdrise
December 10, 2012
BENEFITING: AUTISM JOURNEYS TREATMENT CENTER
Autism Journeys is a non-profit organization dedicated to help individuals with autism through our successful programs and services. Beyond this, we have made it a goal to help the families continue on the road of living with autism rather than suffering from autism.
At Autism Journeys, we are not naive that treatment is expensive and the path to recovery is long. That is why we have also dedicated ourselves to assisting qualified families with fee-reduced tuition as a top priority.
All funds donated to "Giving Back For Autism" will go directly towards families in need, that without fee-reduced tuition cannot begin any form of services until funds are granted.
A message from a mom:
“We recognized that merely obtaining a diagnosis, let alone treating it, would be every expensive for a young family with children… Fortunately, though, as we came into contact with Autism Journeys, we were extended offers of financial assistance that made it possible for Andrew to be formally tested and diagnosed and, later, to begin twice-weekly therapy at Autism Journeys.
Quite simply, without the financial assistance that was provided to us, we would not have been able to enroll Andrew at Autism Journeys.”
We cannot thank you enough for your donation and time. Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!
To learn more about autism, please continue to read below:
Recent studies suggest that autism affects 1 in 91 children nation-wide and 1 in 47 children in Utah, making it the most prevalent developmental disability of our time. With the vast increase in autism diagnosis, parents and professionals struggle to keep up with treatment demands. Research supports the fact that autism treatment is effective, especially if initiated early and with intensity. The frequency and time needed to make significant changes comes with a high price tag. Not only is autism the most prevalent, it is also the most expensive disorder to treat. The individualized, multi-faceted treatment requires extensive treatment hours, constant adaptation and highly trained providers. The road to living with autism rather than suffering from autism is a long and tiresome journey. But with quality treatment, it is possible. All individuals should have the opportunity to live happy, healthy and productive lives.
Adding to the exhaustive treatment, autism is not currently a covered disability under health insurance plans in Utah. Thus, forcing families to pay out of pocket if they have any hope for successful treatment for their child. For most, successful treatment comes with a price tag of anywhere from $20,000-80,000 annually.
Our not for profit organization was created to better ensure all families suffering from autism have the opportunity to receive quality care, education and support regardless of their ability to pay. Autism does not discriminate, nor should its treatment.