Making a Difference in the Autistic Community

In January, the 100+ Women Who Care of Tucson chose the next charity for their “Big Give”: Echoing Hope Ranch, which makes a difference in the lives of teens and adults with autism, helping them be productive in a peaceful, supportive environment. The next Big Give will take place at 6:30 p.m., April 19, at the Westin La Paloma, and the year will continue with more events on July 19 and October 18.

The 100+ Women Who Care Tucson chapter is an informal group of women who love to give, meeting quarterly to support the wonderful work that our local charities do in funds, exposure and awareness in a minimal amount of time.

Echoing Hope Ranch’s mission is growth, discovery and lifelong learning in safe and respectful homes and communities for adults and teens with autism and other developmental disabilities. The guiding philosophy of Echoing Hope is to acknowledge each person as a dynamic human being and to help these people build as full and satisfying a life as possible.

Each individual with autism has a unique set of skills and strengths. Identifying these strengths, developing them and putting them to good use creates a greater quality of life for these individuals—whether that is the pride and comfort of taking care of and living in a comfortable home, participating in a social environment, or contributing through volunteering or working in their community.

For more information and to contribute, visit and See ad, page 19.

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