Navigation Links
National Autism Association's Family First Program Now Providing Free Tools to Help Combat Autism Divorce Rates
Date:6/16/2009

NIXA, Mo., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Autism Association (NAA) announced today it will provide relationship-coaching tools at no charge to qualifying couples who have a child with autism.

In response to the rise in divorce within the autism community, the NAA's Family First Program was developed in 2007 to provide funds to couples in need of marriage counseling. Now the organization is providing tools to anyone in need of relationship help. "Couples in need will receive a book and DVD presentation at no charge," says NAA Executive Director Rita Shreffler. "These tools are filled with unique marital tips and relatable stories for couples that have a child with autism."

Both the book, "Married with Special Needs Children" and DVD presentation come from Dr. Laura Marshak, a leading authority on marital therapy within the special needs community. "The goal is to provide that little extra help to couples who feel alone in their unique challenges," says NAA President Wendy Fournier. "We hope that providing resources and tools for a healthier marriage will build a firmer foundation for children with autism to progress."

The organization notes that these tools are not intended for everyone. "Obviously, if you are in an abusive relationship, separation is imperative," says Fournier. "But for those seeking a little bit of help, but are hurting financially, we're happy to offer these tools at no charge."

Couples can receive the two items by mail while supplies last. To qualify, couples that have a child with autism should write to lori@nationalautism.org outlining their special circumstance. Qualifying couples will then receive both the book and DVD in the mail. Lifetime partners that have a child with autism also qualify.

Counseling funds are also available through Family First. To apply for a $500 grant towards marriage counseling, couples can visit http://nationalautismassociation.org/familyfirst.php.

NAA's Family First Program relies heavily on donations. To support the program, please visit www.nationalautism.org.

    Contacts:
    Wendy Fournier (Portsmouth, RI) 401-835-5828
    Lori McIlwain (Cary, NC) 919-741-1646


'/>"/>
SOURCE National Autism Association
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. International study strengthens case for daily calcium pill
2. Yakima Health Care Leader Tapped for Leadership Post at National Association
3. Virginia Tech Report Has National Importance
4. Donate Life America Dispels Myths About Organ & Tissue Donation Among Hispanics During National Hispanic Heritage Month
5. Us TOO Launches National SEA Blue Campaign for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
6. Mettler-Toledo International Inc. Announces Webcast of Presentation at Thomas Weisel Partners 2007 Healthcare Conference
7. National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP), the Largest Insurance Subrogation Association in the World - Announced Today that Leslie Wiernik has Joined the Organization as Director of Education
8. 4-Star Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Former U.S. Drug Czar, to Address National Drug Crisis, Keynote Grand Opening of New Allenwood, PA National Model Detox Center
9. Australian-led international study shows blood pressure drugs cut death rate in type 2 diabetes
10. LCA Hails International Investigators Studying Lung Cancer
11. National Patient Safety Foundation Partners with Vocera Communications
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... 2017 , ... International Protein, a company based out of Australia that focuses ... January ECRM trade show in Hilton Head, SC. , International Protein was founded ... a line of products that would elevate her fitness regime. At this ECRM trade ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... January 20, 2017 , ... ... sugar-free alternative VW+ 002. The drinks have been produced in collaboration with Zlatan ... perform during your workout. , After a successful launch in Sweden last year, ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... 20, 2017 , ... “Code Word: Chocolate Biscuit”: a biographical account following a man who went ... creation of published author, Marlyn Ivey, born in Lynn Haven, Florida and at the age ... at 19 years of age, he joined the Navy and got married right out of ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... ... in Suffolk”: a story of love, secrets, and mystery. “Christmas in Suffolk” is ... works in a daycare and looks for inspiration in the local coffee shop as ... Seymour’s new book is an adventure of love and secrets. , After ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... ... “The Land of More and More”: a brilliant story for children and adults ... and achievable answer. “The Land of More and More” is the creation of published ... Indiana where he works with the children’s ministry department. , Michael says that ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/19/2017)... , Jan. 19, 2017 ViewRay, Inc. ... a federal institution supporting research in Germany ... and patient treatments at the University Clinic Heidelberg as ... The MRIdian Linac program will be headed by ... also heads radiation oncology at the German Cancer Research ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... 19, 2017   Science Exchange , the leading ... that the first five replication studies from the ... published in eLife today. Despite intense scrutiny around ... practical evaluation of reproducibility rates that may identify ... other assessments of reproducibility, the results of this ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... , January 19, 2017 ... Option to Address Motor Symptoms and Motor Complications ... ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20151014/276718LOGO) ... , European Neurological Review,2016;11(Suppl. 2): 2-15, http://www.touchneurology.com/articles/safinamide-new-therapeutic-option-address-motor-symptoms-and-motor-complications-mid-late ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: