With the most recent estimate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stating that 1 in 88 children can be located on the autism spectrum, Holly knew it was important to become an advocate and activist for autism education, outreach, and support.
Although Holly was grateful that organizations like Autism Speaks help guide families for the first 100 days after a diagnosis, she says, organizations like HollyRod are also sorely needed because they give compassionate care to entire families. We’re working really hard to erect a compassionate care center where families can go.”
“Where is the St. Jude for autism? St. Jude, where families can go and deal with their children’s cancer without having to worry about paying for it. That’s in my sights. That’s what I want to do.”
“Autism needs to be a part of the national conversation.”