Lionheart Academy of the Triad

$19,300 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 91 people in 33 months



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Lionheart Academy of the Triad - Website

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While the challenges of raising a child with autism have become more widely known there has been little progress towards increasing specialized education programs for children in this growing demographic. Early intervention programs and programs for non-verbal/lower functioning students with autism have been put into place to support these children for quite some time. Parents of children with high functioning autism generally have two choices.  They can either send their children to a local school, which often doesn’t have custom programs for autistic children’s needs, or to start a home school program, where the opportunity to provide meaningful social interaction is virtually non-existent. With the lack of specialized services, only 56% of students with autism finish high school. Research shows that of those that do graduate high school, 70% of these students are unable to go to college or gain employment because of their lack of social skills, problem solving skills and executive function skills. Each year, 50,000 students with autism graduate from high school which means that each year, 35,000 more students are unable to continue higher education or be employed. These astounding statistics have led to the opening of Lionheart Academy. 


Lionheart Academy will be educating diploma seeking high functioning students with autism. We will be preparing each student for independent living and for success post high school by teaching the necessary academics, social skills, problem solving skills and executive functioning skills in a sensory supported environment. In order to start up our school and keep the cost as low as possible for parents we are in need of funding to provide technology and sensory items. The donations we receive will be used to purchase academic curriculum specific to students with autism, tablets and sensory items to assist the students with sensory regulation while maximize their learning. By donating to our fund you will be giving a student with high functioning autism an opportunity to live an independent successful life which is the wish of any parent!     

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Because of our supporters we were able to buy our students laptops and a new van. Please continue to support us and look for the van around town. Thank You!!!
With the Van, We Can
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Please help Lionheart purchase a van for our kids. The van will be used for summer camp and field trips. Thanks for your continued support!
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I would like to thank all of our donors on this accomplishment. In 5 short months we have raised over $10k! Our students have all received Google chrome books and we have plans on expanding our school in the future. Information sessions will be coming soon for the next school year.
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Our school has just purchased 20 new Chromebooks because of our great donors. We are grateful and excited for our kids. Please continue to donate.
***New Chromebooks***
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Raised by 91 people in 33 months
Created July 24, 2015
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Best Wishes for a successful school year!

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