Meet C. This happy, healthy baby began to change at 14 months of age. According to his mom, it was “as if someone hit the dimmer switch.” After being diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, C. began the long process of evaluations and interventions from specialists in both Maryland and North Carolina. C. attended five different schools in just six years; none of them met his needs or addressed his family’s long-term concerns about his progress. C. was getting by in public school, but he wasn’t equipped with the tools that he needed to thrive, develop, and grow.
Everything changed when C. began attending Gateway School. A switch flipped and his communication skills began to improve and he began to make new friends. Through Gateway School, C. is making incredible progress with a team giving him individualized attention and working on his level. And thanks to our donors, this superhero is getting his happy ending!
Gifts to HASA ensure that we never have to turn anyone away who needs our services. For every dollar you give, 88 cents goes directly to programs and services to support the 4,000 children and adults with communication challenges — just like C.
- HASA offers affordable treatment options for those who need audiology, speech-language, or occupational therapy services. HASA’s sliding scale assures that no one goes without diagnosis and treatment when it’s needed.
- HASA delivers access to clear, accurate communication whenever and wherever it is needed in the Deaf community.
- HASA provides students with communication challenges like C. an unmatched education from an interdisciplinary team of professionals who build a foundation for lifelong learning.
HASA is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization; therefore, your gift is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Documents and information submitted to the State of Maryland under the Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are available from the Office of the Secretary of State.