Helping children with learning challenges in rural areas achieve their full potential
Turtle Wing Foundation
The mission of Turtle Wing Foundation is “helping children with learning challenges in rural areas achieve their full potential”. Turtle Wing was founded in 2011 in memory of Jackson Allan Hooper. Jack, who was diagnosed with high functioning Autism, passed from this life too soon just prior to his 10th birthday and in doing so sparked a fire within his family and community to help families who struggle with all learning differences.
The Hooper family’s struggles while raising Jack and his brother Will, who also had an Autism diagnosis, were very real and they wanted to help other families facing the same struggles. These families not only face financial challenges but also contend with limited resources that living in a rural area present. Turtle Wing serves families in Fayette, Lavaca, Colorado and surrounding counties. The three programming areas of Turtle Wing are Early Intervention, Supplemental Services, and Community Education and Advocacy.