What the Northeast Florida Autism Community is saying...
About making strides for autism
"Great organization! They assisted with getting my son a diagnosis in 2 months after being on a waiting list for over a year! They've walked me step by step and the information they've provided eased a lot of stress. Highly recommend their services!" – Jennifer Fotolli
"Awesome organization with a wealth of information and knowledge." – Nicole G. Matthews
'"Backpack event in 2017 was a success and we attended the walk in February on a perfect weather day. I didn't think my son with autism would want to complete the entire walk but he did and enjoyed the festivities after the walk. Thank you for all you are bringing to this community and its families." ~ Carla Noble
Why is Backpacks-4-Autism important to you and your family?
"For one it shows that someone does care about our children and their needs. I also believe that the sensory bag would help amazingly with my two boys on the spectrum. Thank you so much." ~ Cassey M - Camden Autism Mom
"My daughter has high anxiety about school. This will excite her and make that feel more comfortable. Plus helps with costs." ~ Jennifer F - Duval Autism Mom
"Since our child was in a blended kindergarten class last year, he needed additional sensory and learning aids which we purchased and supplied for his use in order to be successful in the classroom. Our family is so thankful for the opportunity to receive help with his school supplies this year to reduce the financial challenge that comes with a new school year!" ~ Lauren P. - Nassau Autism Mom
Our son "has been using the same backpack since he was 3 and the zipper broke at the end of this past school year, we truly appreciate the goody bag coming his way because of this program. It will be our first time participating in something like this. We just transferred to Jacksonville(military) last month so are learning about resources here and I'm excited to learn all the area has to offer in regards to autism groups/services. As USCG Spouse Of The Year, I am trying to learn about programs like this so that I may make more military autism families aware of the numerous support opportunities available to them. Thanks so much, I'm looking forward to spreading the word about this excellent cause!" ~ Hannah B. - Duval Autism Mom