For those living with autism, related different abilities and community members with whom we share our world!
We at Spectrum of Hope provide health, wellness and community services guided by our hearts, experiences, culture and unity to cultivate hope and wisdom!
To help those living with autism, related different abilities and our community realize their greatest sense of well-being by securing opportunities and experiences that build hope, health, and happiness!
Children and Youth with Autism and related developmental differences
Families and Caregivers
Community Members with whom we share our world!
Identification and Outreach:
Spectrum of Hope seeks to develop a knowledgeable community of multi-disciplinary professionals who identify or assist in the identification of children and youth with a diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and who make timely referrals for support and services.
Linkages to Support:
Spectrum of Hope with like-minded community partners seeks to grow an informed and diverse community of individuals living with or providing services to those living with autism who are able to easily access educational, medical, therapeutics and social supports over the life-span.
Greater Hope, Health and Wellbeing:
Ultimately, We aim to foster a diverse community of caregivers and family members living with autism and related developmental differences who are able to realize a greater and sustained sense of well-being as evidenced by self-reported levels of stress and community involvement.
Our Impact as a Social Purpose Entity
What is a Social Purpose Entity?
“A Social Purpose Entity is a company whose enduring reason for being is to create a better world. It is an engine for good, creating social benefits by the very act of conducting business. Its growth is a positive force in society.”
Autism Diagnostic and Special Needs Medical Consultations
Caregiver Support and Enrichment
Community Education, Professional Development and Consulting
Contact: Nataly Aguilar -301-355-0839
Family/ Caregiver Support and Enrichment
Contact: Brenda Reed-301-500-2656
Para asistencia en español,
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an outreach program for healthcare providers in partnership with the Prince George's County Health Department
Contact: Rhonda Mitchell at RLMitchell@co.pg.md.us
Meet our Team
Dr. Abila Tazanu, M.D.
Pediatrician and Autism/ Special Needs Medical Consultant, Mother of children with Autism
Brenda Reed, CNA
Certfied Nurse Assistant, Practice Manager, Guide and Mother of child with Autism
Lead Bilingual Family Guide and Care COOrdinator
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
Community Outreach Specialist and Physician Liaison, Prince George's County Health Department
Dr. Abila Tazanu, M.D.
Abila is a pediatrician with greater than 20 years of health and community service provision. She is a mother of five inspiring adult children, three of whom have autism and related co-existing emotional concerns. She serves as Spectrum's Lead Medical Guide/ Consultant where she pursues her passion for enhancing the lives of those living with ASD and related different abilities; while enriching the communities in which we live!
Abila received her B.S. in Microbiology and her Doctorate of Medicine from Howard University in Washington, D.C through an accelerated B.S.- M.D. Program. She then completed her pediatric residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital/ University of Virginia. A native of Washington, D.C. , raised by parents who immigrated from West Africa and the Caribbean, she now resides in Maryland. Her cultural background and personal struggles to identify and support her own children created the vision for the One World Center for Autism, Inc. (a non-profit) where she served as director for 14 years.
Her drive to give hope and genuine support continues to fuel her passion to help individuals living with autism and related special needs in a more focused and holistic manner. Her vision is to create a standard of centralized comprehensive medical care and linkages to therapeutic interventions for all individuals on the spectrum which incorporates family support, individual support and community awareness.
Brenda Reed, C.N.A.
Brenda is a Certified Nursing Assistant and mother of an amazing son with autism. She is a deeply caring, honest and knowledgeable guide and coordinator. Brenda uses her lived experience to serve as our Practice Manager and Family Support Guide. She is the inspiration behind our name "Spectrum of Hope"
Nataly is a dedicated bilingual care coordinator who is deeply committed to helping families and others see the gifts of those with autism. She uses her past experiences as a sibling, an educational assistant and autism technician to inform her support of families and caregivers. Nataly serves as our Lead Family Guide.
Rhonda is a dedicated community coordinator of the Prince George's County Health Department who is purposeful and insightful about creating community connections that enrich those with developmental differences and the professionals who support them. She has built connections with greater than 200 pediatric providers which have increased the awareness and implementation of developmental screening in Prince George's County Maryland. Rhonda serves as our Community Outreach Specialist and Physician Liaison.
Autism and related different abilities place us on a journey that can not be taken alone.
Whether we live with or serve those with with different abilities, we must build connections that help us all realize our greatest potential as a community. We are grateful to have these community partners with whom we can support children, youth, families and ourselves as service providers!
Meet our Partners!
Request to speak to a member of our team!
Complete an inquiry form by scanning the QR code above or clicking the Link below!
Main Phone: 301-375-0940
Community Outreach and Services:
Scan the QR Code below to complete the form or go to:
How to Prepare for your Appointment
Please complete you initial visit form prior to your child's/ youth's visit!
Spectrum of Hope and our Participation with Health Insurance
Spectrum of Hope is seeking participation in the following insurance networks. Once participation is approved, we will be happy to confirm current appointments and schedule new ones. As we expand, we will consider joining additional networks.
If you have any questions about coverage for your child's or youth's visit, please contact: Brenda@spectrum-hope.com