As a Special Needs Advocate that is moving to Indiana, I was struck at how amazing ASI volunteers and "Ally's" are . I was given so much help and information talking to Mary Roth, Carmel, IN. It really helped to relieve my anxiety and stress with the upcoming move to a new city with my Autistic son Dylan that is graduating from High School. She gave me so much hope that there IS help and resources out there in my new community. I can't wait to get settled so I can support ASI the way they have supported my family.
I never heard of Asperger's until my son was diagnosed. I had a lot of questions and nowhere to turn for answers. ASI was instrumental in helping me get information and answers. We would've never made it to where we are today without knowing they were there if we needed information. These are people that care about our loved ones like nobody else. It's nice to know that there are still people in this world that want to help folks like us. They make you feel like extended family and that's pretty special. I'm not an extraordinary person a celebrity, or famous athlete. I'm just a regular guy with a child on the spectrum. If you need anything related to autism, ASI is the place to turn to.
Incredible, dynamic organization and leadership. My agency has benefited tremendously from our partnership.
Our 9 year old daughter has aspergers. With little family to assist us, we looked for others going through what we were, but found no local groups. When ASI assisted in setting up a support group in our county we were excited. This group is what we spent 5 years looking for. It gives the members access to proffessional help and products they need, but just as important , it gives us others to talk to that understand what life with autism is like. In just 6 months ASI has brought 14 families together that otherwise might never have met. I support ASI totally and hope you will too.