Research & Education for Autistic Children’s Treatment, R.E.A.C.T., is a 501-C3 non-profit organization was originally formed by a group of families in the mid 1990’s seeking answers and appropriate treatments for their children with regressive autism. It has now been revived, two decades later, by dedicated doctors, scientists, and new families who have faced challenges raising children with autism and other neurological and chronic diseases. The new REACT board is comprised of individuals who seek answers to the ever-growing epidemic of chronic diseases that plague our population. They believe that the advancement of science and medicine has been suppressed by industry control and that it is time to support research that is willing to break away from monetary biases.

Dave Adams, who founded REACT when his son Lucas regressed into autism in 1995, is still on the REACT board today. He and his wife, Edith, are Lucas’ full-time caregivers and they continue to have hope that one day the puzzle to autism will finally be solved. Dave is thrilled to see the organization that he started over 25 years ago continue to grow to bring hope and healing to more children and families.

The new president of REACT, Inc, Maija Hahn, was one of Lucas’ first behavioral therapists back when REACT was first founded. Maija is honored to now lead the organization into becoming an even greater vision of hope for families, researchers, and practitioners seeking to address the global epidemic of autism and other neurological developmental disorders, and chronic diseases. She and Kevin, the new R.E.A.C.T. Vice President, have a son who has been afflicted with autism and two other children with neurological and immune disorders. Through their journey of seeking health and healing for their children, they met the dedicated parents, doctors, and scientists that are now part of the R.E.A.C.T. Board of Directors.

Maija providing ABA therapy with Lucas in 1996

Lucas Today

Lucas continues to live with his dad, Dave, and step-mom, Edith. He has come a long way since working with Maija and is very proud of his personal achievements.