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Teen Sibling

TEEN SIBLING STORY

Imagine living in a world where you had no voice. You were unable to tell others your thoughts, needs, desire, unable to communicate with those closest to you.

Now imagine that you are the parent of a child with Autism and ADHD, or any other disability.

One Cathedral City family lives it; Harman has a diagnosis of Autism and ADHD. He does not understand safety measures and due to his hyperactivity. He has run off in parking lots and streets. In the morning, he needs assistance with personal care and getting ready for school or daily activities. He is unable to communicate in complete sentences, but is able to ask for help by pointing or signaling to others what he needs or wants. His brother also has been diagnosed with autism.

Before becoming aware of the Angel View Outreach Program, the family struggled financially with one income, both children’s school schedules, Harman’s medical appointments and needs, and also taking care of the older brother.

Since finding becoming part of Angel View’s Outreach Program the family has received an iPad for Harman to help him communicate with others, assistance for medical miles to and from appointments, activity scholarships for both children to participate in sports and allow more family time, and other family stabilization opportunities through case management.

Last year the Angel View Outreach Program helped hundreds of children and families with mileage reimbursement for medical appointments; provided mini-grants for medical equipment, supplies and services not covered by insurance; activity scholarships; resources and referrals for doctors and community services; IEP assistance, case management and family stabilization programs; and so much more. All of these services are made possible through philanthropic donors like you!