Help Fund Our Autism Sensory Clinic
$13,415 of $20k goal
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.
Everything looks fantastic, Kathleen!
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.
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!!!