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THE IMPACT OF ADHD
ON KIDS IS STAGGERING!

An estimated 6.4 million Kids have ADHD. 30% of these Kids are at a higher risk of attempting or dying by suicide! The treatment costs of ADHD and the personal and societal costs can be significant. Researchers estimate that in the United States ALONE, over $43 billion is the combined annual cost of care!

IT’S TIME TO HELP!

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Holistic Care Model

Holistic Transformational Care Model

To execute our Holistic Transformational Care Model, we have assembled a coalition of like-minded Experts & respected Leaders in their respective fields.

World Recognized Doctor & Medical Team + Top ADHD Life Coach Training Organization + Top ADHD Life Coach Team & The Best Student Advocate + Leading Educational Tutoring Organization + Top Fitness & Health Professionals + Leading College Preparation Organization + Kindness Program that Will Raise Kindness & Caring to a Whole New Level!

Our Partner Orgs

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  • What is the Mission of Anthony’s Way – The Road to Kindness?
    We are a hands-on organization that works to “Empower & Help Children and Teenagers (Kids) with ADHD!” We want to “Help Kids with ADHD THRIVE!"
  • How does Anthony’s Way – The Road to Kindness assist children and teenagers with ADHD?
    We have developed a multi-pronged Holistic Care Model to assist each child or teenager accepted into our foundation’s program. This Holistic Care Model includes:
  • How does Kindness fit into the foundation’s objectives and why is the foundation called Anthony’s Way - The Road to Kindness?
    Our dear son, Anthony, was the most kind and loving person. Throughout his short life, he helped so many friends, students, and family members. He wanted everyone to be happy and he shared his wonderful smile with everyone that he met. This was Anthony's Way of bringing love and kindness to everyone. As part of our Mission and to keep Anthony's Way alive, we want to bring Kindness to a whole new level. With that in mind, the Kids in our program will be encouraged to do Kindness Acts and Deeds to improve the communities they live in. Based upon the Kind Acts performed, the Kids in our program upon graduation from high school, can receive up to a $10,000 Kindness Scholarship to their college or vocational school of choice. The Board will have in place a Kindness Scholarship Committee to assist in the selection and granting of the Kindness Scholarship.
  • Who is eligible to receive assistance from Anthony’s Way – The Road to Kindness?
    Children and Teenagers ages 5 to 18 who have been diagnosed with ADHD, or those in the process of being diagnosed and the outcome is highly likely that the child or teenager has ADHD.
  • What type of costs will Anthony’s Way – The Road to Kindness cover?
    We will cover the costs included in each phase of our Holistic Care Model, as outlined in 2 above that is not covered by health insurance or the portion not covered by the family’s health insurance plan. We have outlined the costs that we will cover for each phase and the average cost we anticipate covering for each child or teenager. If a child or teenager needs extensive medical or therapeutic care, the Foundation will have to consider the amount that it can cover. For further information, please get in touch with us.
  • How can individuals apply for assistance?
    The first step is to contact us, and we will discuss your particular situation and provide information on completing an application for assistance.
  • Is there a limit to the financial assistance provided and what are the criteria?
    We want to help as many children and teenagers as we can. With that in mind we have set the following guidelines / thresholds for assistance.
  • What is ADHD?
    THERE ARE 6.4 + MILLION AMERICAN CHILDREN, AGES 4 TO 17 HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH ADHD. (Source: CDC & NIH) The treatment costs of ADHD and the personal and societal costs can be significant. Researchers estimate that in the United States that over $43 billion is the combined annual cost for the following: Health care for persons with ADHD specifically related to the diagnosis ​Health care for family members of persons with ADHD specifically related to their family member’s diagnosis. Improving the health of individuals with ADHD could result in substantial financial savings to families and society, potentially reducing this financial burden.
  • What is the impact of ADHD on an individual's mental health?
    ACCORDING TO HEALTH PLACE RESEARCH, THOSE WITH ADHD HAVE A 30% HIGHER RISK OF ATTEMPTING SUICIDE OR DYING BY SUICIDE.​​ There are a number of reasons for this, including high comorbidity (when multiple conditions exist in the same person) with other disorders, such as depression or anxiety. Those with ADHD who are most likely to die by suicide also suffer from other conditions, like borderline personality disorder or bipolar disorder. As mentioned, ADHD often occurs with other mental conditions that can make life difficult. However, one study showed that even ADHDers who didn’t have another diagnosis were a higher suicide risk than the general population. HERE ARE A FEW OTHER REASONS WHY PEOPLE WITH ADHD MIGHT BE DEPRESSED & EVEN SUICIDAL:​​
  • What is the Holistic Care Model?
    Our foundation plans to provide funding to assist children & teenagers across the ADHD continuum. Please download our Holistic Care Model to view the full plan.
  • Have you tested your Holistic Care Model?
    Our Model was built by using extensive research that each part of the Model is needed to help Kids with ADHD. In 2024, we will be conducting a Pilot Project that will validate each phase of our Model. Our Board will determine the particulars as we move forward with the Pilot.
  • Who are your Hands-on Holistic Care Model Partners?
    Our non-profit organization has a hands-on focus to help Kids with ADHD! Download our Holistic Care Model here.
  • What role does an Education Student Advocate have in the Holistic Care Model?
    Education Advocates have the skills and knowledge to help you through the process of obtaining special education services and can also help when an IEP (Individual Education Plan) is not working. The following resources will help you understand your rights as parents/guardians. Resources: Handbook on Parent’s Rights: https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED484719.pdf IDEA (The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act): https://sites.ed.gov/idea/ Exception Children’s Assistance Center: https://www.ecac-parentcenter.org/parents-and-families/ Additionally, the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) are Federal Laws that protect persons with disabilities. Many states have their own laws pertaining to Special Education Services, but all states must follow all Federal Laws.
  • What is the Kindness Scholarship?
    IN HONOR OF ANTHONY'S KIND LOVING WAY, OUR FOUNDATION WILL AWARD KINDNESS SCHOLARSHIPS TO KIDS IN OUR PROGRAM.
  • What other resources are available?
    Here are a few resources that are available to families: WATCH: We suggest that every family watch a documentary called "The Disruptors." It can be found on Apple Streaming, Prime, etc. LEARN: CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder). There are local Chapter in most states - www.chadd.org A.D.D. Resource Center: www.addc.org Teenager and Driving Risk with ADHD (and other challenges): Those with ADHD are approximately 23% more likely to be in a car accident. While this Guide addresses many disabilities, it also includes ADHD (please page down until you find the discussion on ADHD). https://www.milavetzlaw.com/driving-with-a-disability-guide/ READ: ADHD 2.0 by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D. ADHD Explained by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
  • How can I make a donation?
    By helping Anthony's Foundation, you are making an investment that will help children and teenagers with ADHD! You can make a donation directly by clicking on the DONATE button below to direct you to our donation page on The Network for Good. We need your help to help as many wonderful Kids as possible. We need your help for our Pilot Project in 2024. Please Donate today!
  • Are donations tax-deductible?
    Yes, the IRS has determined that we are a 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity.
  • How can donors contribute to your organization?
    In order to help as many of these wonderful Kids as we can, we need lots of help and support. This is a big lift to enable us to cover the costs that are part of executing our Holistic Care Model and to keep Anthony's Way of kindness and love alive.
  • Are you having any Fundraising events?
    Yes, we will be doing several fundraising events in 2024. Please check our Homepage for all upcoming events. Please make a donation today to support these events and it will be an investment in helping kids with ADHD.
  • How transparent is your organization about its financial management?
    Being a 501(c)(3) organization, we file an annual Form 990 that is available through many organizations that track non-profit organizations.

In order to bring Anthony’s Foundation to Life and to keep it going for years to come, we need your help!

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