How one man inspired HOPE for the autism community

Project HOPE offers a lifespan of services for the autism community in South Carolina. Its unique, inclusive school, HOPE Academy, allows both neurotypical learners and children on the spectrum to learn in a mainstream environment.

Twenty years after they founded Hope Academy, Susan Sachs and Lisa Lane’s unexpected mission continues

Lisa Lane and Susan Sachs hadn’t planned on starting a nonprofit organization and a school two decades ago, but they couldn’t find the programs needed by their young sons, newly diagnosed with autism, anywhere else. “There’s nobody as determined as a mom with a child in need,” Sachs said. “You’ll do anything.”