Chris Hartwell, MSW
The National Autism Association
has created a "Family First Program" purposed to help families with
autistic children through counseling. According to their website,
The divorce rate within the
autism community has been creeping up for quite some time. With
the explosion in autism cases comes many more challenges with
couples in our community. Family First was launched to provide
couples within our community a way to access counseling on a
The amount available for each couple
who is approved is $1000. The program is also promoting "date
nights" and workshops in different areas.
The goals of the program are:
- Provide couples with access to
- Provide couples with financial
aid for counseling
- Raise awareness about the
divorce rates within our community and around the country
- Provide a solid support system
for all autism couples
NAA is also seeking donations to
help sponsor the program.
Click here to donate.
To Apply, download the
Word format. Also
visit their website for more information or in case the
links provided here stop working.
Chris Hartwell, MSW, is the Webmaster
and creator of The
Family & Marriage Counseling Directory.