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About2018-04-28T19:33:19+00:00

OUR MISSION

Spring Forward for Autism aims to provide emotional and financial support to ease the strains on those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. We support families affected by autism through connecting members of the Autistic community, empowering and inspiring others, raising public awareness to foster advocacy, and furthering access to available resources.

Our programs include:

  • Grant Funding for Families

  • Special Fundraising Events

  • Community Support

Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders – autism spectrum disorders – caused by a combination of genes and environmental influences.

These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by communication difficulties, social and behavioral challenges, and repetitive behaviors.

The CDC estimates that about 1 in 68 children has been identified with ASD, or 14.6 per 1,000 8-year-olds, in the USA.

Currently, autism can be reliably diagnosed by age 2.  With earlier diagnosis comes greater opportunities for intervention that supports healthy development and improves function and quality of life.

Grant Program

Grants are designed to provide support to individuals and families in Brevard County, Florida affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Community Outreach

We collaborate with local organizations to help create a network of knowledge, support and action for the autistic community.

Our Journal

We were founded from a personal experience with autism, and now we share our story so that others can find the help and support they need.

Fundraising Events

Everything from girls night out and shopping to galas and dancing. Our monthly events help you have fun in Brevard while supporting families in need.

WHY SUPPORT?

Lifetime costs of someone living with Autism range from $3 to $7 million.

Few parents can afford to directly pay for the costs of continual, lifelong individualized treatment for a single autistic child.

The Cost of Living on the Spectrum
The cost for care of a child with autism must be estimated on both direct and indirect costs for the child’s medical, behavioral, and educational programs.

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