For Families like the Guppys, your donation offers a little relief from a life-long financial burden.
Autism is a lifelong disability. The financial burden of Autism on a family compounds as the years go by. Autistic children become Autistic adults. Yet many never leave home or get a job. Parents who planned to raise a child up to adulthood are caring for and supporting autistic adults. At the same time, they are struggling to find means to save for or even imagine their own retirement.
Families often crumble under this financial stress. Divorce rates soar as high as 80% among families with an Autistic member.
Families with Autistic teenagers and adults are often overlooked for financial support provided by many nonprofits serving the Autism community. These same families are more likely to be in financial or personal crisis.
Your donation makes a world of difference for these families. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. A grant from Autism Rescue Angels to cover the cost of care for a few hours can offer much-needed freedom and feel like a life-saver.
“Due to the complexity of our son’s autism and seizure disorder, he requires so many things. None of which are covered by insurance. So each paycheck we fight that same battle of so much of it going to those things, leaving little to nothing to save for his future care, to still pay for these things after retirement. It’s a never-ending burden and so when someone comes along and says, “Here, let me cover this month’s autism expenses” — you just have no idea. No idea how it feels to just for a moment, have that burden lifted. I am in tears writing this, mainly because there is no way I could put into words this emotion. When we received the financial assistance from Autism Rescue Angels, it was such a blessing.”
Every Dollar Counts
The annual cost of therapies and treatments related to Autism typically run $40,000 to $80,000 per year. The majority of these costs are not covered by insurance. Every penny makes a difference.
Make it a Habit
The lifetime cost of an individual with autism is estimated at more than $3 million dollars. What could you commit each month?
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Our donation outline below relates to estimated costs for various types of necessary funding, so you know what you’re supporting. However, you can donate any amount you like. We can combine and customize a package based on your desire. If you don’t see anything you’re interested in here, contact us and we’ll work together to develop a donation plan that suits your needs and that of the families we serve.
- Your $200 donation will pay for a full hour of OT or Speech Therapy
- Your $200 donation will pay for a full night of Respite Care
- Your $500 donation will pay for a month’s worth of autism medication
- Your $500 donation will pay for a month’s worth of groceries to maintain special diets
- Your $2,000 donation will provide an entire month’s worth of a day program
- Your $2,000 donation will cover the cost of a Psychological Evaluation
About Autism Rescue Angels
Autism Rescue Angels is a non-profit providing financial assistance to autism families in the Houston area for medical, therapeutic or respite needs and to provide funding for programs benefitting those with autism spectrum disorder.
Cumulative costs specific to care and therapy for those with Autism are estimated at as much as $5 million dollars. The compound costs of Autism are literally breaking families—financially and emotionally. In fact, the emotional cost of financial stress has lead to an increased incidence of divorce in families with a child with an Autistic child.
So, thank you for being a part of this important mission. Every penny makes a difference. We have donation plans to suit everyone from a personal donation to partnerships.
“We are a family of four and we have two children on the autism spectrum. We have been struggling financially for about three years, but this year has been the hardest due to accumulating bills over the last six years, medical treatments and special diets for two children.
The state also cut out children’s disability payments, which used to help pay the mortgage. I am not able to work due to the severity of my children’s disability, juggling special therapies during the school day, always needing to be available for my children, not having any family close by or being able to pay for babysitters.
Autism Rescue Angels have been a real blessing to us and saved us in a dire time of need. We are forever grateful to our angels. We cannot thank you enough.”
– Elena Travassos
“Autism Rescue Angels has given us HOPE. My son is now receiving the care we could not begin to afford before this amazing non-profit came into our lives. We are unbelievably grateful!”
– Holly Smith
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For customized donation packages, or for questions/additional information, please send us a message:
Dr. Lisa Graham-Garza
President and Co-Founder
Vice-President and Co-Founder
4930 Lodge Lake Dr.
Fulshear, TX 77441