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The Beginning

June 6, 2018

I remember the day as if it were yesterday. I had just walked in the door at my mother’s house to pick up my son. As I was finishing up and getting him ready to get in the car my mother said ten words that shattered the wall of denial..


Eleven years…

May 17, 2018

Eleven years of helping families find a new normal…. It’s hard to remember life before the Hope Center 4 Autism. It often feels like Hope Center for Autism has filled almost every waking moment of my life for the past eleven years. I tell people we have three children, Lindsey,..


Saddle Up For Autism because Dr. Temple Grandin is coming to town!

February 20, 2018

We are so excited to welcome Dr. Temple Grandin to Fort Worth again during our annual fundraiser, Saddle Up for Autism, on April 18 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Cendera Center in Fort Worth. It’s an honor to bring this opportunity to see the Dr. Grandin live..


Do you medicate your special needs child?

February 27, 2017

I was just like you. I gawked and judged anyone who mentioned medicating his or her child. “They did not try hard enough,” I would say to myself. I judged. Now I regret every rude thought that entered my mind. To those who still silently judge, this is for you…


Keep Searching for HOPE

June 22, 2016

I recently had the honor of attending a Dr visit with one of our clients. Anxiety was running high for all parties. For more than half a decade I have watched this mom try everything to help her son. We had attended countless appointments with this client and mother, leaving..


Autism Awareness

April 15, 2016

Many things are happening in the world of autism. You cannot get online without seeing another research study about is the cause, or what is not the cause. As I prepare for April, Autism Awareness Month, I have mixed emotions. I am happy there is a forum to teach about..


My Now Sociable, Fun to be Around Son

April 5, 2016

My name is Alissa Auer and my son Christopher has bi-polar and Autism. He’s always had problems communicating with others but I don’t think it became as apparent to him much as a child until he entered high school. He was old enough to realize that he was quite different..


April, Autism Acceptance Month

April 1, 2016

Many things are happening in the world of autism. You cannot get online without seeing another research study about what is the cause, or what is not the cause. As I prepare for April, Autism Acceptance Month, I have mixed emotions. I am happy there is a forum to teach..