“One in 68 children in the United States is diagnosed with some for of Autism. An estimated 50,000 teens with autism become adults and lose school-based services each year.” AUTISMSPEAKS.ORG
The students and young adults in our area who have been diagnosed with Autism have little to no resources available to them, especially after graduating from high school.
Without access to specialized and independent living skills, young adults with Autism are left with little chance at successfully navigating the world.
Vision of Hope is the Autism Ministry of Emmaus House, co-founded by Sr. Rita Rauschendorfer & Sr. Regina Murray. The ministry of Vision of Hope financially assists young eastern Montanans with an autism diagnosis pursue education and training to address their needs as they strive to achieve their highest level of independence.
Emmaus House, having established a fund specifically for Vision of Hope Autism Ministry, invites individuals and corporations to contribute to help us reach our immediate goal of $200,000 so that funds will be available to grant monies annually to assist individuals with autism.