Why Thrive, Live, Achieve
Our organization began in Utah. In Utah 1 in every 54 children has ASD (Autism spectrum disorder). Nationally the prevalence rate is 1 in every 68 children. Utah had the highest ASD prevalence among 14 ADDM sites. Not only our state specific prevalence, but the US rate is up 15% over a two-year period. This is a daily trial for individuals, families, and programs alike. Down Syndrome continues to be the most common chromosomal disorder, 1 in every 700 babies born. ADD (Attention deficit disorder) skyrocketed 43% from 2003 to 2011. This totals nearly 6 million according to 2015 statistics. The CDC conducted studies which show steep increase in diagnoses, but not treatments. Stroke is the leading cause of long term disability in the US. 795,000 individuals suffer each year from a stroke, two thirds of these individuals require help to regain independence. These facts require support and fuel our call to action. The need is continually growing, means and resources are being stretched by individuals, families, and organizations to provide. Our goals as a non-profit is to fill these gaps and assist where possible. By offering support, products, and educational information on equipment and tools which may be used to support independence, we create a system that can be counted on. This support not only benefits those with disabilities but also those who do not have a diagnosis; but struggle with independence and the challenges of school, academic success, and completing every day activities.