Rachael Bradley

Hope For Three is honored to introduce our November Autism Superhero, Rachael Bradley! Rachael and her husband, Mike, have two sons, Landon, age XXX and Emmett, age xxx. Spending time together and meeting the individual needs of each son is something these dedicated parents strive for every day. Movie nights, board games, and playing outside […]

Landon Bradley

Meet 14-year-old Landon Bradley, Hope For Three’s November Autism All-Star. Landon is very friendly and loves when people say “Hi” to him. He loves to play jokes on people, collect small objects, and go hiking. The beach is his favorite place to be. Landon lives with his parents, Mike and Rachael, and his younger brother […]

Jillian Hahn

We are proud to introduce our October Autism All-Star, 18-year-old Jillian Hahn! Jillian graduated high school in May 2022, proving to beat all obstacles in her path. Hurdles, including continuing her education and the very disorienting loud noises and bright lights accompanying walking the stage to graduate. Jillian is headstrong and gives everything she does […]

Autism is Expensive

A study conducted in 2020 found that “the average per capita cost of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) is $3,566,881” (The lifetime social cost of autism: 1990-2029). Investopedia performed a research study of their own and found that raising a child without ASD in the United States in 2022 from the time they are born to […]

Respite care

Autism Speaks defines respite care as, “short-term care for a child or adult that allows the primary caregiver relief.” Respite care can be rewarding, needed, and highly beneficial to those caring for loved ones with autism. The key is using Respite Care in ways that benefit your family, your time, and your mental health. For […]

Tyler Kinser

Hope For Three is so proud of our July Autism All-Star, Tyler Kinser! Tyler is a 22 year-old Avondale House graduate! After 9 years, Tyler was presented with his high school diploma in May of 2022. Tyler’s diploma a symbol of the hard work, dedication, and patience required of him. Noticing Tyler’s differences after 17 […]

The Importance of Parents Finding Relaxation

Parents take on several tasks every single day: scheduling, routines, doctor’s appointments, meals, homework, school, practices, and so much more. For many families around the globe, an autism diagnosis makes that list even longer. Rather than spending time planning family vacations for the summer, most parents of children with autism are preparing themselves and their […]

The Role of Siblings to Autistic People

For families beginning the autism journey with a new autism spectrum disorder diagnosis, parents may ask, “What does this mean for my family?” Or, “What does this mean for my other children?” The critical thing to remember is that you are not alone. Many families wonder how their other children, older or younger, will process […]

Melody Joy DiPasca

Hope For Three is honored to announce our June autism All-Star, Melody Joy DiPasca. Melody is a hardworking mother and advocate of two handsome little boys. When her youngest son, Gio, was diagnosed with autism, she knew her life would change but was unsure how. Since her family’s journey with autism, Melody embraced the difficult […]

The Role of Parents and Caregivers to an Autistic Child

For every child, the role of a parent/caregiver goes further than the word “caregiver.” It means advocator, supporter, friend, comforter, protector, and more. For a child that needs assistance communicating their wants and needs, the role of a parent/caregiver becomes essential to their mental and physical growth. So how can a parent adequately be a […]