Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is the fastest growing developmental disability in the US and currently affects more than 3.5 million Americans.
With an increasing prevalence and no cure, it is essential that individuals touched by this disorder receive effective treatment and their parents or caretakers have an outlet to receive advice and support.
According to Kristine Quinby, Founder, President and CEO of Potential, Inc., “Since we were approved by Medicaid, we will no longer have to turn anyone away due to lack of funding, only due to shortage of behavioral caregivers. However, it means longer wait for services. Presently, there are over 150 children, that we know of, waiting to receive our services. We’ve developed a very effective four-week training program, but we need to raise funds through grants and donations to reduce the waitlist more quickly. Having some children wait six months to several years is not compatible with our vision.”
To help end the waitlist, Potential will hold a fun event at the New Hope Winery on March 23rd, from 6:00 to 10:00pm, “Hoedown, Throwdown for Autism Treatment.”
The evening will feature Western-style dinner, a cocktail hour, music and line dancing (including instruction) and silent and live auctions. During the evening, finalists of the ACE Awards contest (Autism Caring Excellence), who were nominated by the public, will be recognized and the winner will be announced.
For tickets and more information visit https://tinyurl.com/2019hoedown.