HEAL begins Monthly Meetings for the Autism Community starting this month.
The HEAL Foundation, Healing Every Autistic Life, a local organization dedicated to helping individuals and families living with Autism will be hosting and facilitating Monthly Meetings - called HEAL TOGETHER!
The HEAL monthly meetings, held the 2nd Monday of every month, are designed as an informational forum for parents, teachers, therapists and caregivers impacted by Autism. The meetings will feature a variety of speakers and topics which are designed to educate and inspire an open discussion among attendees.
HEAL is the leading local foundation dedicated to assisting individuals and their families living with Autism. HEAL has granted more than $700,000 to local camps, support groups, seminars and schools to support those with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Autism is a devastating neurological and biological disorder typically affecting children at different levels of severity. Individuals are affected in four key areas: communication, social skills, behaviors, and learning.
“A staggering 1 in 100 children are now diagnosed with autism” says Linda Carzoli Outreach Coordinator of HEAL and mother of a son with Autism. “Parents are struggling to learn more and connect with others in the Autism Community.” Because the need is so critical, The HEAL Foundation strongly supports families, therapists and educators in the Greater Jacksonville Area.
Jill Fane of the Central Florida Parent Center, will be the speaker at the first HEAL TOGETHER! meeting on Monday October 11th at 6:30 PM. Ms. Fane will discuss Education issues facing families affected by Autism, and their rights.
Meetings will be held on the 2nd Monday of every month at Christ’s Church located at 6045 Greenland Road, Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Lisa Amato and Janeen Herskovitz will speak on November 8 about Autism at the holidays.
These meetings are free and open to the public.
About The HEAL Foundation
The mission of HEAL! Foundation is to develop a community that is dedicated to medical research, treatment and education of individuals, community awareness, and, ultimately, prevention of autism spectrum disorders. Through grants, HEAL facilitates a variety of services for local families who have a member with autism, including assisting new families affected by autism, parent education seminars, programs, camps, and social events. Ultimately, HEAL's goal is to generate enough funding to build HEAL House, a place where programs and services can be offered under one roof. For more information, visit, www.healautismnow.org.