The Autism Hope El Paso aims to provide programs to educate the community about autism to strengthen advocacy efforts.
Founder, Executive Director
Miwa Resurreccion, originally from Japan, now proudly calls El Paso home. She has a background in Japanese Literature and art. She is a proud wife, and mother of 2 boys. Her oldest, being diagnosed with ASD, sparked her passion for ASD advocacy & education. Her dream is for a more inclusive world for the Autism community. By creating Autism Hope El Paso she works tirelessly to bring the local community together with Autism acceptance, inclusion and Hope.
Julia Arale Vera
Julia was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She is pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso. Julia also works with El Paso City Council Cassandra Hernandez, District 3. She enjoys helping the community by volunteering for numerous non-profits & advocating for the Autism community, parents, siblings and friends.
Aime, wife & mother of 2, is a proud El Pasoan. She has a background in community outreach, event planning, & media management. For the past 6 years she has worked closely with local agencies to promote inclusion initiatives & disability education. She loves anime, Star Wars, and spreading Autism Acceptance. Being a neurodivergent mother raising an autistic child allows her a unique opportunity to help others understand Autism & how to better support our ASD community.
Ralph Hart, a graduate of the University of Texas El Paso school of Education, with a master's in SPED. He is currently employed by Gadsden ISD as a Special Education Teacher, ASC Math. He retired from the Texas school system in 2022, with 23 years of experience.
He was the former instructor for Project Search EPISD and the Hospital of Providence Memorial. Mr. Hart has been volunteering with Autism Hope El Paso for one year.
Amanda Quintana was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She is the eldest of 3 siblings. Her parents have been married for 41 years and she attributes their love and understanding to her success.
She is a graduate of Eastwood High School and attended both UTEP and Missouri State University. Her background is in Media Communications with an emphasis in Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations.
She has experience working in different media outlets in television, radio and print: Central California, Southwestern Missouri, New England and Southwest Texas. Amanda is currently employed by PdN Children’s, and works as their Community Outreach Specialist. She enjoys coaching, traveling, learning different dialects and spending time with those she loves.
Her passion to help other derives from her own personal experience of being visually disabled. She hopes to unite needs with resources in our community, because she believes anything is possible.