About MyGOAL Autism

By Steven Bier, MD

My Gateway to Overcome Autism in Life (MyGOAL) is a nonprofit organization that works to provide support to individuals and families coping with autism. MyGOAL recognizes that the divorce rates are much higher among families who have members with special needs due to the stress that can arise in day to day life. In order to strengthen families, the organization works to restore autistic children’s capabilities and functionality. To achieve this, MyGOAL provides a wide range of educational and counseling opportunities. The foundation focuses its efforts in a number of realms including prevention, treatment, advocacy, and support services.

In order to operate, MyGOAL Autism depends on the generosity of donors and dedicated volunteers. To learn more about how you can support the foundation, visit http://www.MyGOALAutism.org.

About Steven Bier, MD: Since 2010, Dr. Steven Bier has provided radiology services out of his private practice. He is an enthusiastic supporter of MyGOAL Autism.

Support for Families with Autistic Children

MyGoal Autism in New Jersey dedicates its work to empowering and educating families with children who suffer from autism. The recovery journey for these children often produces many challenges for families. Statistics show that parents of special needs children divorce at higher rates than other parent groups. Because the effective treatment of these kids requires the foundation of a strong family, MyGoal Autism provides family support services, particularly to those from underserved areas and lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

MyGoal Autism provides counseling through family support groups. There are different groups for fathers, siblings, and one designed to address the needs of new parents. One category focuses on how parents can create social lives for themselves. Additionally, the center provides marriage and family counseling advocacy services. To teach families tools for overcoming stress, MyGoal sponsors a Wellspring Life stress management class. Finally, the organization provides a series of educational seminars on autism awareness, treatment, and basic rights to education. For more information on services, visit www.mygoalautism.org.

About the author: Dr. Steven Bier serves on the Board of Directors of MyGoal Autism. A Radiologist, Dr. Bier attended the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.