A Sturgeon Bay resident has committed herself to participating and creating programs to assist children with autism. Deb Doyle, a co-founder of the PATH (Promoting Access to Help) organization, has taught children with autism at the Sturgeon Bay School District for 11 years and was involved in creating the groundwork for the program. One of Doyle’s original inspirations for taking up the cause was her daughter, who was diagnosed with the condition at the age of 3. She said another reason she started reaching out to others was due to the lack of resources in the area at the time.
Doyle said the next move in providing more assistance to children with special needs is to bring more existing resources from the Green Bay area. She also said PATH provides many different offerings that can ease the pressure off of caretakers, including bowling and parent education nights.