About the Foundation

Gabriel’s Horn Foundation: Raising Awareness. Educating and Empowering Families. Closing the Gap.

The core idea for Gabriel’s Horn Foundation came when Ahmad and Debra heard the shocking statistic about the discrepancy in age of diagnosis for autism between white children (ages 2-3) and African American and Hispanic children (ages 6-7). Knowing how critical early diagnosis and intervention is, they took action.


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Our Family’s Story

Since our son, Gabriel, was diagnosed with autism we have been active in the autism community advocating and raising awareness as best we could. A few years ago we heard an alarming statistic that inspired us to do more.

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Press Room

Ahmad and Debra Islam are available for interviews, speaking engagements, consulting and other activities on the topic of autism, early intervention, event planning and the disparity in age of diagnosis.  Also available: High-quality photos of events, previous press coverage and more.

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Donate to Become an Autism Superhero.

Preliminary research has found a delay in autism diagnosis for minority children. On average, the developmental disability is diagnosed by the time a child is four years old, but autism expert David Mandell at the University of Pennsylvania says minority children are being diagnosed as much as a year and a half later than white children.

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Fight for Early Diagnosis of Autism Today!

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