Help America's Special Needs & Autistic Infants

 
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Help America's Special Needs & Autistic Infants

Help America's Special Needs & Autistic Infants
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Today, 1 in 110 kids are diagnosed with autism!

Today, 1 in 110 kids are diagnosed with autism!
Today, 1 in 110 individuals is diagnosed with autism, making it more common than pediatric cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined. It occurs in all racial, ethnic, and social groups and is four times more likely to strike boys than girls. Autism impairs a person's ability to communicate and relate to others. It is also associated with rigid routines and repetitive behaviors. (view small | med | large | orig)

Early Intervention for Preemies

Early Intervention for Preemies
Our goal is to provide Early Intervention and educational support to the medically-fragile infants that find nursing homes with “Angels in Waiting.” We are seeking additional funding to provide more Early Intervention services and programs for these children. (view small | med | large | orig)

Early InterventionTherapy is the key

Early InterventionTherapy is the key
Early Intervention is the key to promoting early brain development which is often lacking because of the extensive time some of these infants have in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units due to the loss of parental rights to the birth parents. These infants need the bonding and developmental help to promote proper brain development which helps all other areas of development. Each family is guided to additional resources to help make these children successful. (view small | med | large | orig)

New research is pushing back the age of diagnosis

New research is pushing back the age of diagnosis
New research is pushing back the age of diagnosis to as early as 6 months. Parents are usually the first to notice unusual behaviors in their child or their child's failure to reach appropriate developmental milestones (view small | med | large | orig)

Cost of lifelong care can be reduced by 2/3 with

Cost of lifelong care can be reduced by 2/3 with
Facts and Statistics *1 in 150 births *1 to 1.5 million Americans *Fastest-growing developmental disability 10 - 17 % annual growth *$90 billion annual cost 90% of costs are in adult services **Cost of lifelong care can be reduced by 2/3 with early diagnosis and intervention *In 10 years, the annual cost will be $200-400 billion (view small | med | large | orig)

Our Lost Angels ~ Soar Into Forever Homes

Our Lost Angels ~ Soar Into Forever Homes
Photo from Progress Report 'Our Lost Angels ~ Soar Into Forever Homes' (view small | med | large | orig)

Angels Waiting For Forever Homes In Los Angeles

Angels Waiting For Forever Homes In Los Angeles
Photo from Progress Report 'Our Lost Angels ~ Soar Into Forever Homes' (view small | med | large | orig)

AIW's Nurse Recruitment Booth @ Nurse.com Job Fair

AIW's Nurse Recruitment Booth @ Nurse.com Job Fair
Photo from Progress Report 'Our Lost Angels ~ Soar Into Forever Homes' (view small | med | large | orig)

Sage... An Angel Waiting For A Forever Home

Sage... An Angel Waiting For A Forever Home
Photo from Progress Report 'Our Lost Angels ~ Soar Into Forever Homes' (view small | med | large | orig)

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Project Leader

Linda Conforti

Founder
Blue Jay, Ca. United States

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