About Us
R.A.D. Advocates is a nonprofit organization founded by Amy Van Tine, Kathleen Johnson, and Beth Cochran. All three have firsthand experience parenting children with RAD.  We have faced 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 medical conditions.