Alex’s Story of Hope

Alex’s Story of Hope

    Alex doesn’t just meet goals—he exceeds them.As a toddler, Alex didn’t speak and was very hyperactive. His mother became concerned and took him to a doctor. Alex was later diagnosed with autism at age 2. He went on to attend a Chicago-area...

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Kennedy’s Story of Hope

Kennedy’s Story of Hope

    Kennedy receives an education at the Hope Institute Learning Academy (HILA) that she can’t get anywhere else. She was diagnosed with autism at age 4, but now attends fourth grade at Hope’s unique Chicago elementary school that includes...

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Griffin’s Story of Hope

Griffin’s Story of Hope

    Like any 9-year-old boy, Griffin loves to explore the world around him. However, that wasn’t always easy because he walked on his tiptoes, a common trait of children like Griffin who have been diagnosed with autism. After arriving at Hope...

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Hallie’s Story of Hope

Hallie’s Story of Hope

    For years, Hallie would push her mother away when she tried to read to her. However, after attending Hope for only a few months, a miracle happened. One night before bed, the 9-year-old handed her mother a book. Hallie, who has been diagnosed...

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Kieran’s Story of Hope

Kieran’s Story of Hope

    Amazing things happen when Kieran kicks a soccer ball. The 18-year-old sports standout is one of two Hope students who won a gold medal June 14 in the soccer skills competition at the Special Olympics State Tournament in Bloomington, IL. The...

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Donovan’s Story of Hope

Donovan’s Story of Hope

    When Donovan first arrived at Hope in kindergarten, he faced severe emotional outbursts and struggled making friends. Five years later, on May 28 he celebrated with his classmates as he prepared for his transition from Hope to his home...

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Hannah and Maisee’s Story of Hope

Hannah and Maisee’s Story of Hope

    Hannah and Maisee are beautiful, eight-year-old twins. Like lots of other children their age, they like to get messy in art class and are very curious about the world around them. But Hannah and Maisee live with autism. And they’ve never...

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James’ Story of Hope

James’ Story of Hope

    You can see the love and promise in a child’s smile. Loni and Jim have seen it in James’ smile from the first day they met him. In fact, it was his smile that started them on a five year mission – a mission to ensure their son’s hopeful...

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Brionna’s Story of Hope

Brionna’s Story of Hope

    Brionna is a beautiful, energetic girl with a smile that lights up a room. But she also has a rare disorder that causes seizures and intellectual disabilities. So, every day presents serious challenges for her. About two years ago, Brionna’s...

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Matthew’s Story of Hope

Matthew’s Story of Hope

    Matthew was a typical baby boy. He loved playing and getting into mischief with his brother and sister. But then, at three and a half years old, Matthew was diagnosed with autism. As he grew older, Matthew’s behavior became more aggressive....

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