Help Fund Our Autism Sensory Clinic

$13,415 of $20k goal

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Kathleen Elia Partida  CHINO, CA
My name is Kathleen Partida. A year ago my husband and I received devastating news. Our three year old son, with the big blue eyes, was diagnosed as Autistic. We knew nothing about autism and felt completely lost. Within a few weeks of his diagnosis, James started the Autism Pre-School Program at Rolling Ridge Elementary. The school, the teachers, the aides, the therapist and everybody involved have been a God send to us and our son. In just the past year James has grown leaps and bounds. He went from a frustrated teary eyed child that could not communicate his needs, to a young boy who can tell you his wants and needs such as asking for a cookie and say please as well.

Our program is in desperate need of a Sensory Integration Clinic. In fact, we are one of only a few school districts in Southern California that does not have one. Of course due to budget cuts to the schools there is no way without outside funding that we can build the clinic.

A statement from my son's Occupational Therapist, Mr. Dennis and his Teacher, Mrs. Maritza Patterson: Sensory Integration (SI) is the brain's ability of processing sensory information from our body and environment to produce useful body responses and perceptions, emotions and thought.Rolling Ridge Elementary School is one school in the Chino Valley Unified School District that caters to the needs of students with autism in the Pre-kindergarten through First grade. We have 16 students in the autism classes that receive different services. Although they have been receiving occupational therapy services in the school, we believe that using the Ayres' Sensory Integration model of intervention will help develop and improve adaptive behaviors such as decreased need to stimulate or injure self; improved ability to pay attention, participate and learn; increased independence in functional activities; improved ability to handle distractions and interruptions; improved ability to adjust to changes; improved ability to experience joy and have more fun, increased positive interactions with others; and develop self-regulation and coping strategies which are necessary throughout their lifespan.

With your help we are hoping to reach our goal and build our Sensory Integration Clinic by the end of this school year, 2012/2013. Please help us reach our goal and fund our clinic.




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Update 22
Posted by Kathleen Partida
45 months ago
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Because of your generous donations we were able to purchase some of the equipment for the clinic. Here is the clinic ready for the first day of school.
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Update 21
Posted by Kathleen Partida
47 months ago
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We have met 41.27% of our goal! Almost half way there! Many thanks to all those who have donated!
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Update 20
Posted by Kathleen Partida
49 months ago
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We have reached 25% of our goal! Many thanks to all who have donated! Without your support this would not be possible!
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Update 19
Posted by Kathleen Partida
49 months ago
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I wanted to invite you all to our fundraiser dinner on April 15th at Mi Ranchito Resturant in Chino. The dinner will be from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm and a percentage of the profits will be donated to the fundraiser. You must present this flyer to your server in order for the fundraiser to get credit. Please print it out and join us for dinner.
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Michelle Hanula
45 months ago

Everything looks fantastic, Kathleen!

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Renee Rios
50 months ago

Hi everyone and thank you Kathleen for doing this you're the best! i have posted this on face book and will be posting the flyer at my job tomorrow. Fortunately my co-workers are strong supporters for autism and my son Adrian.

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Harmony Bevans
52 months ago

Thanks to all who have donated to this life changing cause, as a mother of the one of the students in this class I cannot say how much this will mean to my family and all those children and families in the future who will benefit from this. Autism will not stop our children from living normal lives, things like this clinic can make a difference and as parents of these children we will pledge our lives to commit to assisting them in that. All your help makes that a reality for us. Great job Kathleen, let's do this!!!

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$13,415 of $20k goal

Raised by 142 people in 54 months
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Created November 16, 2012
Kathleen Elia Partida  
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Patrick MacPherson
40 months ago
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Lindsey Hull
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Anonymous
40 months ago (Offline Donation)

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LH
$10
Lindsey Hull
41 months ago (Monthly Donation)
Michelle Hanula
45 months ago

Everything looks fantastic, Kathleen!

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Renee Rios
50 months ago

Hi everyone and thank you Kathleen for doing this you're the best! i have posted this on face book and will be posting the flyer at my job tomorrow. Fortunately my co-workers are strong supporters for autism and my son Adrian.

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Harmony Bevans
52 months ago

Thanks to all who have donated to this life changing cause, as a mother of the one of the students in this class I cannot say how much this will mean to my family and all those children and families in the future who will benefit from this. Autism will not stop our children from living normal lives, things like this clinic can make a difference and as parents of these children we will pledge our lives to commit to assisting them in that. All your help makes that a reality for us. Great job Kathleen, let's do this!!!

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