Thank you for your generous gift to me and the opportunity you have given me to attend the February 2013 Start-Up program at the Autism Treatment Center of America. I have been interested in this program for years and am grateful to finally be here.
I have just completed three days of the training and am thoroughly enjoying learning new ways to help my son, Joshua. The presentations have been full of energy, excitement and enthusiasm (the three E’s as the Son-Rise staff says), which inspires me to use all three E’s when working with my son and in life in general. Parents, like me are searching for the best ways to help recover their children. As Joshua’s greatest resource, I am grateful to you for this training opportunity I have received.
Thank you for the told you have played in helping a beautiful child to succeed. I believe my son is fearfully and wonderfully made by God. I will leave here with a renewal vision of love for him, perseverance for the read we will walk, and belief that anything is possible for him!
Tanya (mother to Joshua age 8-diagnosed with autism), New Hampshire
Tom Bohager holds a bachelor’s degree in holistic nutrition, and is the author of two books: Everything You Need to Know About Enzymes and Enzymes: What the Experts Know. Both through his research activities and as the founder of Enzymedica, Tom has served as a pioneer and leading authority on the development of cutting-edge enzyme supplementation. In 2009, Tom Founded The Autism Hope Alliance (AHA). This non- profit has assisted over 50 families in attending the Autism Treatment Center of America®, where the Son-Rise Program® is taught. In 2009, AHA sponsored the Autism Grass Roots Tour, traveling to 26 states and reaching 4,400 families, sharing alternative options available to children diagnosed with autism and autism spectrum disorders.
Kristin Selby Gonzalez joined Enzymedica in 2008, serving as Director of Autism Education. As the company’s primary link to the autism community, she has advised Enzymedica with respect to company policy and product formulation for children on the spectrum, and counseled directly with parents on the use of Enzymedica’s products. She has given lectures worldwide, educating thousands throughout the years on different strategies to help children on the autism spectrum. In addition to her trainings and certifications, Kristin brings her own experience as a mother of a child on the spectrum. As of September 2012, Kristin leads Enzymedica’s philanthropic work at Autism Hope Alliance where she is now serving as President/Chairman.
Dez Martinez is Kristin Selby Gonzalez’s Executive Assistant. She helps with the day to day operations, which include coordinating with sponsors, conferences and social media. Dez is very excited and grateful for this opportunity. She looks forward to being a part of an organization that works to help families and bring them hope. Dez couldn’t ask for a more rewarding experience.
Heidi travels for the Autism Hope Alliance operating the AHA booths at conferences around the country. She is very knowledgable as she herself has a son who was diagnosed with autism at age 4. Heidi has dedicated her life to helping families understand that there is HOPE for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Heidi Scheer has been an Autism Health Advocate for 10 years. She is the mother of three children, one of which was affected by autism at age four. She currently travels throughout the U.S. and abroad sharing her message of hope and recovery with families and professionals from Michigan to Hong Kong.
Susie began her journey with special education in 2011, utilizing her Bachelors degree in Art education, teaching Art to individuals with special needs at a local day center. Here she found her passion to care for individuals with special needs and changed her career path. She starting nannying for kids with special needs particularly with ASD. She was intrigued by their intelligence and individuality. During this experience she met an Amazing young boy named Jaxson and his mom Kristin. Susie expressed her love and dedication to help families and children with ASD. Susie now works with Autism Hope Alliance as the New Media Manager. She is extremely excited to be a part of the AHA family and can’t wait to help families.
Board Of Directors
Advisory Board Members
Dave Bohager, President of Focus Marketing
Tom Bohager, Owner and President of Enzymedica, Founder of Autism Hope Alliance
Toby Coriell, President of VP Consultants Inc.
Alex Doman, founder and CEO of Advanced Brain Technologies
Kristin Selby Gonzalez, Chairman of Autism Hope Alliance
David Dornfeld, D.O
Donna Gates, Founder of Body Ecology and B.E.D.R.O.K (Body Ecology Diet Recovering Our Kids)
Allen T. Lewis, M.D., Founder of Integrative Pediatrics of Ohio
Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN, CHN, Founder of Innovative Healing
Dan Rossignol, MD, FAAFP, Physician at Rossignol Medical Center in Florida and California, ICDRC of Melbourne, FL
Scott Sensenbrenner, Chief Executive Officer of Enzymedica
Scott M. Smith, PA
Anju Usman, MD., Director of True Health Medica Center