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Will you help kids like Bradley?

Bradley is a 20-year-old boy with Autism. He does not use words to speak and has trouble communicating with the world around him.

A year ago, Bradley started a new, revolutionary therapy called Spelling to Communicate. Rather than relying on assistive technology, this therapy uses letters and a board to help him get his thoughts across.

This therapy is incredibly effective but costs $110/hour, and he must go at least once a week.

Desperate to find a way to continue Bradley’s therapies, his parents turned to The Arc Central Chesapeake Region and the Family Fund. This program is 100% funded by people like you and helps parents pay for resources, like Bradley’s therapy, that are not covered by insurance.

For Bradley, this therapy is not a nice-to-have. It’s a must-have. And it puts a huge financial strain on his family.

“Without the Family Fund, I don’t know if we could afford to continue this treatment,” said his mother, Jill. “We would have kept putting it on a credit card, and I don’t know how we would ever pay it off.”

How can you help? 

By making a gift – of any amount – to the Family Fund to support kids like Bradley, today.

“He’s made so much progress with this therapy. Even though he can’t speak, he can spell. And he has so much to say,” said Jill. “We’ve seen his aggressive behaviors decrease – imagine how frustrating it would be not to have anyone ever understand you.”

For kids with disabilities in your community, the Family Fund remains one of the only resources they can turn to. 

Did you know?

You can match your donation with a gift to the Family Fund’s endowment to ensure kids like Bradley will continue to have the support they need for years to come.

The Family Fund will continue to operate as it always has, with your generous donations creating the funding distributed in February each year. When you match your gift with a donation to the endowment, it is immediately invested and becomes annual income, adding additional funds to the grant pool.

The endowment allows generous people like you to go beyond your annual gift to give “a gift that keeps on giving.”

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