In 1989, a handful of mothers came together to support one another and our autistic children on a journey into the unknown. We donned the name Foothill Autism Alliance (“FAA”) and dedicated 30 years blazing trails in search of information about this new diagnosis, best practices and qualified resources — sharing what we found and advocating for schools to make them available.

Because of our efforts and the accomplishments of our children — which far exceeded expectations, educators now recognize the potential in young children on the spectrum, the developmentally disabled at large and the importance of investing in all of them.

While far from perfect, supports are in place for school-age children where there were none before.