President and Co-Founder
I understand the complex emotions that go along with having a child with challenges and the need to integrate them into society despite the difficulties that arrive while doing so. Ultimately though, this is the best gift that we can give our children, so that they can learn the skills necessary to function outside of their typical environment while having fun and making friends for a lifetime! This not only impacts our children, but the entire family unit as well. By building that community of understanding throughout our communities, we are strengthening families and leaving a lasting positive footprint that will resonate for generations to come.
January 2015 - The Parker Foundation founded in Melbourne, FL.
Vice President and Co-Founder
I am honored to be a part of The Parker Foundation for Autism and Child Development. It is my hope that we can expand community awareness, while offering services that can help children and their families. I, like many parents and caregivers, felt lost when my wife and I first discovered our son was on the spectrum. You ask yourself…What are the options available for our child? What do we need to do as parents to increase his skills and communication? Will he get the opportunity to experience things such as playing sports and being part of a team? It is our mission to encourage and make sure that all children have these simple but crucial experiences, while providing encouragement and answers to many of the questions we all have raising a child with challenges.