MyGOAL Autism Provides Support Programs for Families Affected by Autism

By Dr. Steven Bier

Founded by Robert and Genevieve Kumapley, MyGOAL, an acronym for My Gateway to Overcoming Autism in Life, provides advocacy, outreach, education, and counseling for New Jersey families affected by autism, a developmental disorder. When the Kumapleys’ son was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2 ½, the engineer-pharmacist couple was able to obtain high-quality therapy and other services for their child. Troubled by the idea that not all families could afford that kind of support, they founded the nonprofit organization MyGOAL to serve all impacted families, regardless of economic status. MyGOAL endeavors to help families stay strong and connected by offering stress management programs, family and sibling support groups, marriage counseling, and many other services. To learn more, please visit the web site at

About the Author: Dr. Steven Bier, a radiologist practicing in Maplewood, New Jersey, serves on the Board of Directors of MyGOAL Autism.