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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 […]


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 […]


Transition for a Student with Autism Spectrum Disorder – Life after High School

Every day we continue in life is another day to learn something new, create a new goal, or build relationships. As children and adults grow in their understanding of the world around them, they are learning. For those with autism, learning life skills is crucial for development and transition into life after school. A high […]


The Importance of Inclusion

The Center for Disease Control describes disability inclusion as “understanding the relationship between the way people function and how they participate in society and making sure everybody has the same opportunities to participate in every aspect of life to their best abilities and desires.” Most children, from a young age, are taught to include everyone […]


From Awareness to Acceptance

For many, April brings a time to reach out to their loved ones, wear blue, and educate and empower those around them. April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. The goal is to teach others about autism spectrum disorder (ASD or autism). Answer questions like how the world can bring awareness and acceptance to help […]


Why is the Term “Asperger Syndrome” No Longer Used?

Asperger Syndrome began the beginning stages of study in 1944 by Hans Asperger. Asperger was a child psychologist who recognized a few boys he studied with average intelligence and language development that still portrayed behaviors aligned with Autism. These behaviors include a lack of social interactions, understanding nonverbal communication, obsession with a specific subject, and […]


Hope For Three Creates First Autism Awareness License Plate in Texas

Sugar Land, TX (June 25, 2021) – Following the end of this year’s 87th Texas legislative session, Hope For Three Autism Advocates received approval for Texas’ first autism-related specialty license plate. The new plates are available for purchase from the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles in September for $30 annually, or with five-letter customization for […]


Let’s Hear it for Dad!

Let’s Honor “Ausome” Dads!! We’re looking to spotlight “ausome” dads in our community. Please submit a photo (2-3 max) of a dad/male caregiver, his kids with names, ages of kiddos, and a quote from dad, or a short story.  We’ll highlight on our Facebook page on Father’s Day weekend! Please submit photos by NOON, June […]


Save Now, Spend Later

A diagnosis of autism can not only be shocking for a family’s emotions but their pocketbook too. A shock in the pocketbook can be caused by the estimated $60,000 per year* after the initial diagnosis. Why is having a child affected by autism so expensive? The increase of financial responsibility is sometimes caused by the […]


Take Me Home Program

Why Take Me Home? December 7, 2020, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office began utilizing a database to help residents who have wandered away or eloped with cognitive disabilities return home. The “Take Me Home” program has been a huge stepping-stone in parents, family members, and caregivers of those with autism sleep better at night. […]