To provide guidance, education, opportunities and support to families and individuals with autism spectrum disorder.
To guide families and individuals affected by autism and other disabilities to discover their path to inclusion, empowerment, and purpose.
Responding to Autism is dedicated to providing the best practices for treatment of families, children, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. With over 20 years of experience in the field, specializing in autism interventions, parent guidance and professional training, we bring an understanding of the many obstacles encountered, support needed, and joy that can come from teaching or having a child with special needs.
When a child is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, parents often experience a range of emotions from disbelief and confusion, to sadness and fear, often feeling overwhelmed by the uncertainty of their child's future. Will they be able to make friends? Live independently? Have a family of their own? Will they experience quality of life?
At the Responding to Autism Center, we believe that every human being is born with the drive for continued growth and competence. Somewhere along the line, autism camouflages or covers this drive with obstacles, but it never truly disappears. We know that providing the proper education, guidance, and support, parents, grandparents and teachers can provide a person on the autism spectrum with the cognitive, emotional, and social tools needed to obtain a high quality of life.
About Our Director
Christine is an Autism Specialist with over 20 years experience in educating, treating, diagnosing and training families and children on the Autism Spectrum. Christine has a unique experience from many perspectives, including: as a teacher of special education students, a consultant to professionals, families and organizations, a parent of a disabled child, and understanding, first hand, the challenges of overcoming a disability. Her passion to help those affected by autism, provides many families with guidance, education, hope and the knowledge that they are not alone.
Christine Lindgren, M.Ed., Autism Specialist, Director Responding to Autism Center
The Responding to Autism Center is funded in large part by a continuing grant from the Carson Kolzig Foundation. Both entities have a shared vision of the Center being the cornerstone in the community where families can come for guidance, education, support, training, and comprehensive and affordable services.