The Gift of Hope is a program designed to support families of children with Autism. The gift is made possible by means of the generous donations of our sponsors and contains essential nutritional products.
Families that are approved will receive a one month supply of four nutritional products every month for a year, after which, they can re-qualify.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Families are prequalified based on financial need and renewed yearly. They will submit:
- Gift of Hope Application
- Tax Return
- Pay Stub(s)
- ATEC Survey
AHA will confirm you are under the median income for the state in which you live.
Families will be asked to fill out a new ATEC survey every 90 days and results will be tracked.
TIER 1 | Families that qualify for this tier get all the products every month, for one year at no charge!
TIER 2 | This tier is for the families that have higher income but could still use a break. Families that qualify for this tier can purchase the package at a greatly discounted rate.
Greens or Vitamins (Round 1 = Vibrant Health – Super Kids Vibrance Greens)
Proper nutrition is essential for the health of everyone. Vitamins and minerals are fundamental for cellular function, energy, immune support and fighting free radical damage. AHA will provide either a plant source greens powder or a whole food multivitamin. Either can be mixed with juice or a smoothie and consumed as a drink.
Essential Fats (Round 1 = Barleans – Fish Oil – Omega Swirl)
Essential Fatty Acids (EFs) are an important part of every diet. Few people get enough. EFAs are necessary for proper brain function, cell function, skin health, mood and appetite control. The EFAs we provide are either emulsified in a great tasting liquid or oil-based that can be added to numerous foods or a smoothie.
Digestive Enzymes (Round 1 = Houston Enzymes – TriEnza)
Digestive enzymes are helpful in assisting the body in properly breaking down foods that are consumed. This takes stress off the digestive system and reduces common symptoms of poor digestion. The enzymes provided by AHA are in a capsule form and can be mixed with food or a drink.
Probiotics (Round 1 = Master Supplements – Theralac)
Probiotics are living beneficial bacteria that colonize the intestinal tract and support the digestive process. This reduces common symptoms of poor digestion. There is increasing evidence that they can also improve mood and behavior. The capsule provided can be easily opened and delivered in food.