Welcome to the Autism Angel Network!
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges. People with ASDs handle information in their brains differently than other people. Autism affects 1 in 88 children, it is the fastest growing developmental disability with a 1,148% growth rate, and the cost of autism over a lifespan is 3.2 million dollars per person. The earlier we can intervene, the more successful we are at helping individuals with autism to lead healthy, happy, and successful lives. The most promising treatments exist on a "non-traditional" level.
Autism Angel Network, was founded by Renee Chillcott. Renee is a Clinical Director of Neurofeedback therapy and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Neurofeedback helps to improve brain functioning in people with many different symptoms or conditions, but has an especially significant impact on improving the brain function in Autism Spectrum Disorders. She sees the amazing individuals that live with ASD every day.
The network was set up to help those families and individuals living with autism to get services and interventions. Presently, most insurance companies will only approve and pay for OT, speech, and sometimes behavioral interventions for autism. There are many other treatments that are necessary. A significant amount of research links the benefits of iPads and autism-related applications, as well as other "non-traditional" services to help improve functioning such as neurofeedback, hyperbaric chambers, bio-medical intervention, diets and supplements, cranio-sacral massage, specialized learning programs, etc.
The out-of-pocket costs for these interventions can be extensive and difficult for most families today to manage. The Autism Angel Network is set up to assist all families and individuals with ASD in obtaining needed therapies and interventions free of cost.
Our goal is that through angel donations we can make living with ASD a more realistic and attainable goal. Be an Angel TODAY!!!