1 in 36
children are affected by autism spectrum disorder
is the average wait time many families face to receive an evaluation and/or begin therapy treatment
is the average annual cost of therapy for families with no health insurance or high deductible insurance plans
Empowering parents and other caregivers by implementing small changes in their daily routine to help their loved one on the autism spectrum make improvements in their daily function
About Rooted Hearts
Rooted Hearts is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, serving families and caregivers of children living with autism.
Our founders, Andrew and Jomaira Ortiz, understand firsthand the challenges many parents face when trying to navigate everything that comes with an autism diagnosis. When their son was diagnosed at 21 months old, they realized they would need to learn all that came with looking for services and therapy to support their child.
Long waitlists are the norm for many, waiting up to 12 months for therapy to begin. The more they learned about brain development and the importance of learning between 0-5 years old, they lamented all of the time lost while waiting for services to begin.
A deep conviction developed and they began to think about how they can empower parents and other caregivers by implementing small changes in their daily routine to help their loved one of the autism spectrum make improvements in their daily function.
Autism Toolbox Application
Long waitlists are the norm for many, waiting up to 12 months for therapy to begin. Let us help you and your child to “close the gap” and provide you with tools to make developmental gains while you wait.
How You Can Help
Donate to Rooted Hearts directly below! Each and every donation greatly helps our organization and projects.
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