Non-profit Charity Brings Autism Spectrum Disorder Awareness to South Florida

Posted by on Dec 1, 2012 in AHF News

Author: M. Medina-Capote

Community Relations Committee
(Left to Right) R. Hortelano (Chair), T. Prieto, C. Borroto, J. Alfonso, M. Borroto (Special Event Coordinator). Not pictured: M. Medina-Capote (Co- Chair), L. Castro, M. Machin, L. Rodriguez, and A. Valdeon.

On October 6, 2012, American Health Foundation celebrated its inaugural fundraiser event “Sabor Latino for Autism” which took place at Reception Palace Ballrooms, in Miami. It was indeed a success, banding together over 300 of our community advocates, leaders and professionals who all share the vision of providing access to care and support for children and young adults vexed with autism and neuro-developmental disorders and their families. In addition to a delightful evening of dinner, dance and live entertainment, the night’s highlights included presentations of autism spectrum and developmental disabilities, the family’s perspective of having a child affected by autism, stories of inspiration from a mother’s struggle to access almost non-existent resources, words of inspiration from a young Asperger’s Disorder patient, with the special introduction of American Health Foundation’s first major initiative “Meaningful Life Academy” , a multifaceted, school-based healthcare center for the underserved population that will serve as a model for local, regional and national programs.