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Eustacia Cutler will be talking with selected autism experts in a variety of topics. These discussions will provide guidance and insight to professionals and parents. Register today for one or all of these conversations. Each conversation will last 45 minutes with 15 minutes for questions.
Upcoming Conversations with Eustacia can be found on the TGEC website.
Temple Grandin & Eustacia Cutler Autism Fund
103 S. Polk
Moscow Idaho 83843
208.596.2777 | 509.335.7339
This webinar series is Presented by Families Together for People with Disabilities a nonprofit organization serving families who have a child with a disability.
“When I was younger I was looking for this magic meaning of life. It’s very simple now. Making the lives of others better, doing something of lasting value. That’s the meaning of life, it’s that simple.”
~ Temple Grandin
A strong family is the linchpin that keeps a spectrum person from slipping off course. Family care for that person can be a lifetime task—in early years for parents, in later years for siblings. It stands to reason, therefore, that support for all family members in the early years, will build a strong family able to cope with whatever comes—a more humane and less costly solution than 70 years of institutional support.
As yet no autism organization has given full focus to the disorienting impact of autism on all members of the family.
While some families have the strength of an extended family or community support group, and enough money to buffer the non-stop task, most do not. I have met so many exhausted parents, adrift and broke. I’ve seen hidden domestic abuse, born of frustration and furious despair. And then there is the navigation of a child’s rights within the school system.
Increased public awareness of autism has given rise to increased research. We all want a cure but, in the meantime, there is a need for family-focused support programs that can be replicated in any local community. The TGEC Autism Fund is focused on identifying these programs and establishing a network whereby they may share their “best practices” and others can organize and develop their own local support program.
We encourage all organizations and families to join us in this endeavor.