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BarnhillsAllison and Tom Barnhill know what it's like to be told your child is on the autism spectrum.

They learned of their son's diagnosis when he was 20 months old. But through early intervention and the help of many services and teachers, he has made huge strides.

So now the Annapolis family wants to help other families in their shoes. Next week they are holding a party to officially launch the Avergan Foundation, which they have created to promote awareness and acceptance for autism spectrum disorders and to offer hope to affected families by providing scholarships for private special needs educational services.

Photo of the Barnhill family by Carly Fuller Photography

"As parents with a child diagnosed with an ASD, we know how important early detection and intervention are to the success of a child with autism," explained Allison Barnhill. "We also know the financial and emotional burdens are overwhelming."

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