About Us
R.A.D. Advocates is a nonprofit organization founded by Amy Van Tine and Kathleen Johnson, and later joined by Beth Cochran. All are mothers of children with RAD and have firsthand experience with the intense difficulties that come with RAD and the lack of resources available to support children and families. We found support and understanding in the "underground" world of RAD, where families facing similar issues could connect and learn from the experiences of others.​  We believe that this disorder needs to be brought to the forefront in order to increase awareness and to ensure that those affected receive the proper interventions and treatment. These families and children deserve the same opportunities for treatment as those who have a  medical conditions.