Fuller Family Reaches Out to Help Autism Community Through National Autism Association Program Generous Donation Will Directly Assist Autism Families
Nixa, MO – The National Autism Association (NAA) has received a generous donation this week to benefit its Helping Hand Program. The funds, in the amount of $150,000, will directly assist families struggling to pay for therapy and medical services associated with autism.
The much-needed gift was awarded to NAA by the Fuller Family. Julie Fuller stated Monday, “Our family has been affected by autism, and we know first-hand the financial and emotional stress this disorder can place on families. We are very fortunate to be able to provide our son with access to the best bio-medical treatments and therapy available and have seen measurable progress as a result. We are proud to be associated with NAA's Helping Hand Program, and feel fortunate to help other families like ours give their children the best support they can.”
With little to no insurance coverage for autism therapies and medical treatments, many of the now 1 in 150 children diagnosed with autism go without the services they desperately need. “The Fuller Family’s donation will make a world of difference for these children,” says parent and NAA president Wendy Fournier. “’Grateful’ cannot begin to describe how we feel about their heartfelt kindness and generosity. Being a parent-run organization, we are overwhelmed with joy over what this money will do for our community.”
The donation from the Fuller Family was made in honor of their son, Cole Fuller. The funds will be used to aid qualifying families affected by autism.
ABOUT THE HELPING HAND PROGRAM
The Helping Hand Program was developed by The National Autism Association as a financial aid tool for families that need it most. The program helps qualified families pay for medical and therapy services used to treat children diagnosed with autism.
Through the generosity of its supporters, the program has distributed tens of thousands of dollars to families within the autism community. Allocated funds are paid directly to the service providers.
To learn more about autism and NAA’s Helping Hand Program please visit National Autism Association.