Peyton Lee

Hope For Three is proud to spotlight our February Autism All- Star, Peyton Lee! Peyton Lee is a bright and affectionate five-year-old who received an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis when he was three and a half years old. His main obstacles include developing receptive and expressive language skills and social capabilities. As his parents […]

Jinnette Smith-Jackson

Hope For Three is proud to spotlight our March Autism Superhero, Jinnette Smith-Jackson.  Jinnette embodies resilience, openly embracing the challenges that come with parenting an autistic child. Her steadfast determination not only sustains her family but also elevates her to superhero status in their eyes.  The moment Jinnette and her husband received Peyton’s autism diagnosis […]

Empowering Autistic Children for Financial Independence

Navigating the complexities of financial independence can be particularly challenging for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It’s essential for parents and caregivers to equip their autistic child with the necessary tools and knowledge to handle daily money transactions and, eventually, larger financial responsibilities. This guide aims to offer strategies and insights for teaching autistic […]

The Importance of Mental Health in Families with Autistic Children and Loved Ones

Mental health is a crucial aspect of well-being for individuals and families worldwide. When a family includes an autistic child, addressing mental health needs becomes indispensable— not only for the child but also for their siblings and parents. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is characterized by a variety of challenges, including difficulties with social interaction, communication, […]

Jackie Neely

  Hope For Three is honored to introduce our February Autism Superhero, Jackie Neely! Jackie is an amazing grandmother and advocate for her grandson, Ryan. She has been Ryan’s caregiver since he was two weeks old. As Ryan developed, Jackie noticed her grandson was not meeting most of his milestones. Initially, Jackie was alarmed, but […]

Ryan Riley

Hope For Three is proud to spotlight our February Autism All- Star, Ryan Riley! Diagnosed with autism at the tender age of three, 11-year-old Ryan Riley is now a dynamic fifth grader at The Westview School. With a keen passion for math, his favorites shift as frequently as the weather in Houston. Ryan is notably […]

Ways to Enjoy the Holidays

  There is no place like home… especially for the holidays. Here are some enjoyable ways to ensure that your autistic loved one has a fun and memorable break this holiday season. Home for the holidays: Ways to make sure your autistic child enjoys their break | Autism Speaks. (n.d.). Autism Speaks.  https://www.autismspeaks.org/blog/home-holidays-ways-make-sure-your-autistic-child-enjoys-their-break Holidays can be […]

Robin Houston

Hope For Three is honored to introduce our December Autism Superhero, Robin Houston! Robin is a compassionate, empowering, nurturing person with her big superpower of being a fantastic wife, mom, sister, and friend. Robin has taken care of her autistic nephew, Dion, since he was two years old. People describe Robin as a strong person, […]

Dion Coleman

A true gift to all who know him: meet Dion Coleman, Hope For Three’s December Autism All-Star. With a smile that can light up any room, Dion is known for captivating hearts with his sense of humor and genuine eagerness to help others. Dion is nineteen years old and attends the Adult Transition Program at […]

Parent and Caregiver Self-Care During the Holidays

  The holidays are both demanding and stressful for parents and caregivers. It is especially important to practice self-care. Author Eleanor Brown said it most beautifully; “Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” […]

Hannah Collier

Hope For Three is honored to introduce our November Autism Superhero, Hannah Collier! Hannah is a compassionate, intelligent, caring person with her big superpower of helping special needs children, including autism, through observing, bonding with the child, and incorporating her ABA* methodologies into academic teaching. Hannah strives to know and bond with her students, find […]

Rhett Smith

November Autism All-Star  Meet Rhett Smith, Hope For Three’s November Autism All-Star. Rhett is an energetic eight-year-old who was diagnosed with autism and apraxia at the age of two and a half years old. He has been in Advanced Behavioral Analysis and Speech Therapy ever since his diagnosis. While saying a single word of sound is […]

Alric and Lili Ashbrook

Meet siblings Alric and Lili Ashbrook, Hope For Three’s October’s Autism All-Stars!   Big brother Alric is eight years old and described by his family as a very kindhearted, loving, thoughtful, and caring boy. He always offers to help his family share with them and enjoys assisting his mom at her bakery. He also cares […]

Autism and Halloween

  Halloween is a tradition that most families have participated in for hundreds of years. Unfortunately, it can be hard on children with autism because of the bright lights and loud noises, having to say trick or treat at each home, navigating the large groups of trick or treaters and social interactions, a change in […]

Kim Ashbrook

Hope For Three is honored to introduce our October Autism Superhero, Kim Ashbrook! Kim is an admirable, caring, and strong mother of Alric and Lili, two beautiful children diagnosed with autism. She believes every mother has their unique superpower. Still, her superpower is taking care of her day-to-day tasks, homeschooling one of their children, and […]

Wilma Shaw

Hope For Three is honored to introduce you to our September Autism Superhero, Wilma Shaw! “Autism parents are strong, determined, and fiercely protective. They face challenges others can’t imagine, and they never give up.” – Unknown Wilma is an encouraging and supportive mother who provides her son, Shane, 13, with tremendous support and protection during […]

Shane Shaw

Meet Shane Shaw, Hope For Three’s September Autism All-Star! Shane is an awesome young man. Funny, calm-spirited, and silly; he loves to have fun! As a 13-year-old, his hobbies and interests include bowling, basketball, and playing games on his iPad. After being diagnosed with autism at four, Shane and his mom, Wilma, life improved when […]