Give Children with Autism a Voice

$1,205 of $250,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 17 months
Autumn Dupuis
for Waban Projects Inc
 SANFORD, ME
1 in 68 children in the US is diagnosed with autism. With this prevalence, it is likely you know someone who has been affected by this disorder. Receiving this diagnosis can be devastating to families who are unsure what this means for them and their child. There is no cure for autism and those with autism are affected for life. Early intervention is critical as children with autism often have trouble with communication and social interactions and need intensive therapies including speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy. Waban has been providing essential services to children and adults with autism and other development/intellectual disabilities for over 50 years. Our Child Development Center first opened in 1972, providing a developmental therapy program for 3 to 5-year-old children. Today the Fraser-Ford Child Development Center provides services to 60 children in 6 classrooms as well as a daycare for the community and siblings, which gives an opportunity for integration. We follow an ABA-based curriculum and have a full time BCBA on staff. The demand for services has increased from year to year and now our facility is at capacity. Construction of our new Autism Therapy Wing addition has begun and will provide us with 4 new classrooms and a large multipurpose space for OT and activities as well as other rooms for therapies. This expansion will allow us to provide services to an additional 32 children an also allow us to increase our services to children through 2nd grade. Our goal is to open the Autism Therapy Wing to students in September 2017, but to make that happen we still need to raise more. Thanks to the generous support of so many businesses and individuals in our community, we have raised $1 million of the $2 million needed to complete the project. If we raise another $50,000 we do have a backer who will match dollar for dollar what we raise. Any donation you can make will help us get to our goal and allow us to support more children who need the critical services we provide. Thank you! Visit our construction blog to follow along with the progress https://wabanprojectsblog.wordpress.com/.

See more of the great work Waban does by visiting our website at www.waban.org


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$1,205 of $250,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 17 months
Created May 25, 2017
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Waban Projects Inc
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Sanford, ME
EIN: 10279587
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$100
Anonymous
14 months ago
$150
Anonymous
16 months ago
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$250
Elizabeth Tockman
17 months ago
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So happy to support such a great organization!

JT
$100
Janet & Rick Tockman
17 months ago
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So excited that Waban will be able to serve even more children!

GB
$200
Garnsey Brothers
17 months ago
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Happy to support the new Autism Therapy Wing!

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