Hope for Three, a Fort Bend-based nonprofit whose mission is to raise community awareness and provide assistance to families with children on the autism spectrum, is the proud recipient of a grant from The George Foundation. The George Foundation awards grants to support, strengthen and empower Fort Bend families and children through a broad continuum of community-based services that meet the needs and values of the community.
Through its’ Family Resource program, Hope for Three assists families with services they may not otherwise be able to afford due to financial constraints or insurance denial. It is estimated that the care for a child on the spectrum may range up to $40,000 – $60,000 per year, per child. The organization also strives to empower and educate families as well as raise community awareness.
Recent statistics show one out of 88 children may be affected by autism. An estimated 1 out of 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls are diagnosed with autism in the United States. By way of comparison, this is more children than affected by cancer, AIDS or diabetes combined.
For information on the Family Resource program or how you can Provide Help and Create Hope, call 800-317-0787 or log onto www.hopeforthree.org.