Maximum Potential is an organization started in 2007 by  Christy and Garrett Butch. They are the parents of two boys, one who has autism. They have seen firsthand how difficult it can be for parents to overcome not only the challenges of this disorder but the crushing financial blow that families face. They created Maximum Potential to “Give Children with Autism a Fighting Chance. Their video based autism training and curriculum platform is being used in hundreds of schools around the country and by parents and professionals around the world.

The purpose of this blog is to bring help bring information to parents who desperately need it. Our goal is to have a one stop shop where parents can come and view articles and blogs from experts around the world, and where experts can provide information to the families who need it.

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  1. gbutch says:

    My name is Garrett and I am a father of a 5yr old with Autism. My son was diagnosed at age 2 with PDD NOS. When Collin received his RX I was lost. Even though I had researched Autism for months before his official diagnosis, I still knew little about the disorder, how to treat it and had no one to turn to.

    At this point, very few men were putting their thoughts on line, and most chat rooms were moms looking for answers. I desperatly wanted to talk to someone who was going through what I was going through with Collin. I wanted someone to give me insight to how I should go about helping my son, conforting my wife and explaining what Collin had to friends and family. Furthermore I wanted to be able to know what successes and challenges other parents had and be able to learn from them.

    Now 31/2 years later I want to be that person. I believe that I have a wealth of knowldege that many fathers are looking for. My thoughts and actions may not always be popular and I know may not always work, but my goal is to try and give fathers an outlet and a voice.

    I welcome all comments and discussion that my blog will bring. I hope that everyone who reads what I have to write will get a little insight to help their own children and famileis affected by this disorder.

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