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The Origins of Synaptic Connections

Cameron Allen, the founder of Synaptic Connections, created this non-profit to respond to a need he witnessed in the world and at home.  Early in May 1997 a family member suffered a closed head injury. In the following two years, he suffered two more brain related injuries. As time went on he began to show signs of depression and agitation. The family tried to find solutions, however nothing proved effective.  Medications helped for a time, but the side effects became as intolerable as the depression. Eventually, this family member attempted suicide by overdosing on the medications that were prescribed to help the condition. Six years had passed since the initial head trauma and the symptoms had not subsided.

Finally, the family had a breakthrough in their search for help when they were referred to a psychologist in Phoenix, AZ, who specialized in biopsychosocial therapeutic techniques.  The family member underwent treatment there, utilizing neurotherapy.  After concluding the therapeutic program in Phoenix, he went on to College, graduating with degrees in psychology.  This experience, seeing first hand the effects of neurotherapy, inspired Cameron with a passion to offer affordable, viable treatment options for brain-based illnesses through Synaptic Connections.

The Development of Synaptic Connections

As this passion has matured, it became apparent that the need for a nonprofit organization such as Synaptic Connections is imperative. Nearly 1 in 10 young men are dealing with ADHD, and according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) only 56% of the men and 55% of the women diagnosed with ADHD are receiving medication. In order to meet this overwhelming need for affordable treatment, research and education, Synaptic Connections was created and developed a nonprofit business plan, which includes the development of a 5000 square ft facility, and the employment of a medical director, volunteer coordinator, a client coach, two (2) part time grant writers, a fundraising coordinator, an office manager, and a marketing manager. 

This corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes, including contributions to organizations that qualify under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or any corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

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