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The Jessica Green Foundation
  • The Jessica Green Foundation, a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization,  was founded in December of 2008 as a legacy in memory of Jessica Green, a young woman diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome/high-functioning autism. Jessica never allowed her autism to stand in the way of reaching her goals, all the while helping others as well. She passed away in 2007, leaving us with a message: a message that inspired us to be there for others also living with autism.
  • We strive to reach out to families and loved ones that have someone close who is on the autism spectrum. We strive to encourage them and promote HOPE for better days and making a significant difference in the quality of their lives, now and in the future.
  • As of March 2014, the Center for Disease Control report concluded that the prevalence of autism had risen to 1 in every 68 births in the United States and is 5 times more common among boys (1 in 42) than among girls (1 in 189). This number proves that this is an epidemic – autism is on the rise and the numbers are steadily growing as are the needs of these families. Autism is a neurological disorder that affects one’s ability to socialize and communicate with others, beginning in early childhood and continuing into adulthood.
  • The Jessica Green Foundation is here to improve the lives of those with autism by making it possible for children and individuals on the autism spectrum to have the critical tools that are necessary to provide them with a more inclusive and self-determined life. Some of these necessary tools are Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, sensory integration, social skills training, vocational skills training.