‘Helix & Hope’ is an innovative collaboration in the world of autism that combines the scientific resources and expertise of the Greenwood Genetic Center with the proven therapeutic services, educational programs, and community outreach initiatives of Project Hope Foundation.
By sharing ideas, resources, and expertise, ‘Helix & Hope’ aims to:
Develop a blood-based test for autism for an accurate, objective, and early diagnosis;
Explore personalizing therapeutic methodologies to maximize effective outcomes;
Deliver Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy and other currently existing therapies to people with autism
Provide educational and classroom models to support inclusion;
Formulate evidence-based medical treatment strategies; and
Enhance transition opportunities for adults with both job training and independent living skills.
Our daughter, Ryleigh, was diagnosed with a rare chromosomal deletion shortly after she was born in 2010. Since we received her diagnosis, the Greenwood Genetic Center has become part of our family. They made certain that we did not feel alone, and they continue to provide ongoing, compassionate care for our child. The impact they have had on our family and others across the globe everyday is immeasurable. We can't imagine walking this journey without...