We’ve been so lucky over the years to come across some amazing people and remarkable organizations in the autism community – and Jaden’s Voice is certainly one of them. This foundation was created in 2010 by Terri Matthews, a mom of three – her youngest child, Jaden, was diagnosed with autism at age two.
Based in Philadelphia, Jaden’s Voice is focused on enhancing the lives of underserved children and families impacted by autism—and they’re doing this in a number of ways. For example, they’ve got some initiatives underway such as Jaden Cares Program that will look to establish a single location that offers services for sensory, occupational and behavioral therapy as well as extracurricular activities (music, art, etc.) – basically a one-stop-shop to offer a comprehensive therapy program. This structure gives you back the time you may be using to shuttle back and forth to various locations.
Jaden’s Voice also has the Jaden’s Family Care initiative that will focus on supporting the families of those touched by autism, offering advocacy, support groups and educational opportunities. And they’re doing so much more.
What if you could get all of your child’s various therapeutic needs met in one place? It seems like an ideal concept (at least one that doesn’t currently exist in Philly). We invite you to check them out!
Lynsey, Community Manager