Ahwatukee-Based Hope Group Celebrates 20 Years Helping Kids With Autism
An Ahwatukee company that helps children with autism is celebrating two decades of service.
According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, Hope Group Arizona was started in 1997 by Lori Cairns shortly after her own some, James, was diagnosed with autism. Since then, the report said, Hope Group has grown to serve more than 400 families between two offices with 500 employees.
Hope Group reportedly offers support in many different ways, including evaluations, respite care, navigation through the complex maze of autism treatment providers, and tapping into state and local assistance.
“In 1997, there wasn’t much available. We said, ‘This is the way our child is, and we’re going to love him.’ But I knew we could help him, too,” Carins told the newspaper about starting Hope Group.
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