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Golfing World Video of 3rd Annual Pro-Am [DFW Autism Charity]

We wanted to share Golfing World‘s video coverage of our 3rd annual Maximum Chances Pro-Am golf tournament this past year.  We are very grateful for their help highlighting what we do here at Maximum Chances, and it was great to have the support of our fellow golfers! 

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Going to College with Autism [Colleyville Texas Autism Charity]

Last year at Max’s 7th grade ARD meeting, (meeting where educators and parents discuss and strategically plan the education plan for the child with special needs) they asked him what he would like to do when he left high school.  He replied “well NFL, obviously.”  The special

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Navigating the Teen Years With Autism [Colleyville Texas Autism Charity]

So Max will be 14 in a few months. The teenage angst has set in and he’s becoming even MORE black and white in his opinions if that’s possible. I definitely didn’t think ahead to what puberty would look like in a high functioning child with autism.

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Learning to Count Using Touch Points [Colleyville Texas Autism Charity]

With Christmas just a few days away we thought we’d spread a little cheer & joy with you all! We wanted to share with you another sweet boy who is part of our Maximum Chances family, Joaquin. Joaquin is 5 years old, an only son, and he

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The Mills Family [North Texas Giving Day 2016]

With the North Texas Giving Day coming up this September 22nd, we wanted to share with you an example of how much of an impact your donations have on the lives of others.  All of our donations go directly to helping get care to these children in need,

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First Day of Kindergarten [DFW Autism Charity]

MAXimum Chances would love to share a story of an amazing little boy and his incredible milestone!  Today our first Maximum Chances child at the Journey Learning center is headed off to school.  Gorgeous Brooks is starting kindergarten!  Now obviously that’s a milestone many children will begin today,

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Back to School [Tips for a Successful School Year with Autism]

The countdown to school in Texas is on! In another week, the sleep ins are over and the schedules are back. For lots of parents, particularly those who have a child with autism, the return of a scheduled day is welcome. However the transition of actually returning

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Maniscalco chooses MAXimum Chances to be recipient of their charitable giving for 2016

Maniscalco chooses MAXimum Chances to be recipient of their charitable giving for 2016

MAXimum Chances is so happy to announce that Maniscalco, Australian designer and wholesaler of amazing glass, stone and metal decorative tile have chosen us to be the recipient of their charitable giving in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Our mates from Down Under, Rob Maniscalco and Kieron

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Family Trips and Vacations with Children Who Have Autism – It CAN be an enjoyable time!

So school is out for many local students, and families everywhere are planning their summer vacations. Whenever traveling with children, there is a myriad of unexpected challenges that can happen, but even more so when one of your children has autism. Many families who deal with autism

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Autism and Sleep Deprivation

It’s fairly well known in the Autism Community that poor sleeping patterns can be part of the package. Up to 80% of households with a child or children on the autism spectrum report problems with sleep disturbances. Some of these issues include: Challenges with winding down and

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Autism by the Numbers

The costs of behavioral intervention therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder can reach up to $60,000 per child each year.


It is estimated that medical costs associated with caring for a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder are up to $20,000 higher annually than caring for a child without.


It is estimated that Autism costs the nation $137 billion per year, no doubt the rising ate of children diagnosed will increase this figure dramatically.


In 2010 the National Institute of Health (NIH) allocated just $218 million of it’s $35.6 billion dollar budget to Autism. This number represents less than 0.6% of total NIH funding.


More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than pediatric AIDS, juvenile diabetes and cancer combined.


Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder in the United States yet the most underfunded.


Autism occurs in all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups.


While the cause of Autism is still unclear, current studies indicate genetics and exposure to environmental triggers both play a role in the autism prevalence increase.


Families with one child on the Autism Spectrum have an estimated 20% increased risk of having another child affected.


Between 30-5-% of people with Autism suffer from seizures.


It is estimated that up to 40% of children with Autism do not speak.


Boys are four times more likely to have autism than girls. More specifically that number is 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls.


In 2014 the Center for Disease Control determined that approximately 1 in 68 children is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the United States. In 2000 this number was 1 in 250 children

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