Gabriel's Journey

Our Journey

Debra and Ahmed Islam's story is so similar to what every family goes through that we wanted to share it. It reminds you that you are not alone. But, more important, it shows that there is help, hope and resources available that can make a difference for your child—and your family's life.

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An Overview of Our Journey

Our Journey, Part 4: Tips for Families

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Tips for Families
Ahmad and I learned so much on our journey. Here are some tips that can help your family.

Early screening and diagnosis is key. The earlier you can start interventions, the better the long term outcome typically is.

Always, always […]

Our Journey, Part 3: Sharing Our Story to Help Others

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Leveraging Our Journey to Help Others
In 2011, Ahmad and I decided to put our hard-won wisdom to work. We were shocked by the statistics that show the gap between age of diagnosis of autism between white children and African-American and […]

Our Journey, Part 2: Finding the Right Place for Gabriel

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Finding the Right Place for Gabriel
We went through years of trying to find the right school, the right programs and a place where Gabriel could thrive. It takes a lot of patience, and it is a lonely place for a […]

Our Journey, Part 1: Early Warning Signs

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Early Warning Signs
Our concerns about our son Gabriel began before he was even two years old, with his speech delays. At the time, I was working in an early childhood program and social services so I had access to developmental […]

Learn the Signs

Awareness of the typical signs of autism is the first step in getting your child on the right path.

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100 Day Kit

100 Day Kit

Learn how to navigate those critical early days after diagnosis with this free kit from our partner Autism Speaks.

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100 Day Kit

Autism now affects 1 in 68 children, with boys four more times likely than girls to develop it.


Meet Ahmad and Deb

The brains and heart behind Gabriel’s Horn, Ahmad and Debra are not only committed
to sharing their son’s story in order to help other families, but they also are committed to closing the formidable gap in age of diagnosis between white children (around age 2) and African-American and Hispanic children (ages 6 to 8).

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Ahmad and Deb

This Incredible Superhero Duo

 Is Fighting Relentlessly to Raise Awareness About Autism in Multicultural Communities

Fight for Early Diagnosis of Autism Today!

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