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Toward Maximum Independence (TMI) Client with Epilepsy and Autism is a Rising Star!

In honor of Epilepsy Awareness Month we would like to share Heather Rose Atkinson's story. Heather was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was one and later as being on the autism spectrum. Her challenges haven't stopped her from pursuing her dreams! She can sing, act and dance. Heather has had several leading roles in productions by Arms Wide Open San Diego. Congratulations, Heather!


An estimated 1 in 6 people are born with a developmental disability. Just like you they are born with hopes, dreams and the drive to contribute to society. Since 1981 Toward Maximum Independence (TMI) has transformed thousands of lives by providing assistance to children and adults with developmental disabilities, giving them the ability to realize their hopes and dreams. Please visit for more information on our programs.

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