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CNN honors Maywood woman who helps underserved families with autistic children in Chicago


CHICAGO (SCS) — A Maywood woman is a CNN heroine. The network honored Debra Vines for helping thousands of underserved families in the Chicago area who have an autistic child.

After struggling to raise her son Jason who was diagnosed with autism at 18 months, she founded Response Incorporated in Forest Park to help others.

We have made several stories about his organization over the years. Vines seeks to provide services and answers to families.

Many of those Vines supports come from black and brown communities — a demographic known to face barriers in the diagnosis and treatment of autism.


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