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MDE needs a new playground. We currently have a small open play area with no equipment. Our special kids need play structures to exercise, practice social skills, build gross motor skills, and fulfill sensory needs. The area will be enlarged and play equipment installed for varying ages and abilities. The grant will provide 2-3 pieces of equipment.
Technology advancements has created new and improved opportunities for the visually impaired. Our clients of all ages are demanding more technology training. It is our most requested training program. Our Access Technology Instructors keep up with the latest developments. Our need is to provide a wider variety of tools for training.
This grant will fund emergency daily or weekly respite care for the developmentally delayed. Examples of emergency needs for respite care include necessary travel by the primary caregiver(s) due to a family illness or death, or even the unexpected death of the caregiver without a succession residential plan. We currently average 1 request per week. Our increased Hispanic population has also resulted in an increased need for program literature, and there is also a general need for funding for
Parents of children with disabilities are hesitant to attend community events due to challenges of their child. Lekotek provides family events such as Happy Tails, music, holiday parties, museums, pumpkin patch and more. Knowing that our staff organizes these events lessens the concerns and encourages participation, often for the first time.
Camp Hollywood is a summer day camp in Cobb County for teens and young adults with disabilities. We will elevate this program with activities that promote increased socialization and independence for campers. Expanding the teen and young adult camp will build on the social and recreational activities we currently provide to include activities that foster skills of everyday living, such as self-care, exercise, healthy eating, and following basic instructions. To foster camper engagement, we inco
This is is an initiative to support Cobb County Special Needs families with financial assistance for the successful completion of their disabled children's Medicaid waiver applications. It will provide $300 awards to 25 Cobb County Special Needs families to pay for psychological evaluations, medical evaluations and copies of children's medical records that are required for submission with their children's Medicaid waiver applications. Many families can't afford the costs of these documents so
We plan to grow the Autism Response Team to provide personalized support to people across the autism community as well as host town halls and workshops geared toward increasing parents’ and guardians’ knowledge of the tools and resources available in their local community when planning for a child’s future.
Transportation Education will teach clients served by TWP how to safely and confidently use transportation. Many women served do not have the skills or cognitive function to figure out how to ride the bus/train/Uber, limiting access to many services and options. With therapy sessions, and small group work, clients will overcome their barriers.
We plan to expand our age-related simulation programs to ages 12 -25, to enhance empathy for seniors. Hands-on program includes hearing and vision loss, neuropathy, balance, aphasia and dementia. We will partner with youth based and schools so trainings will be mobile. Completed surveys will determine if expectations are met.
The grant will provide the proper tools needed for the officials of the CSSL. Each official will be given an embroidered polo so they are properly identified at swim meets. The bull horns will also assist in properly officiating each swim meet.
The program will be for those kids who have been placed in the juvenile court system. We work closely with the court’s representatives to keep track of attendance and participation. We take attendance every week and send it to them weekly.
CFP will expand our Parental Engagement Program (PEP) to Dowell Elementary (Title I). PEP combines Community Parent Education Program (COPE) and Social Skills to equip the school with sustainable parental engagement while encouraging prosocial behavior. Dowell is attempting a $10,000 match and the community pledges in-kind space at their center.
SafePath's project is to develop, produce and print a facilitator guide and participant handbook "Building a SafePath...From Confusion to Clarity" which will be a resource for facilitators of psycho-educational groups for caregivers of children who have been sexually abused. Primary caregivers are essential in facilitating a child's recovery.
CSF currently provides about 100, $200 ASP scholarships to working families, which covers about 28 days in afterschool care. With additional support, we can lengthen the time that our students can remain stable in ASP, which greatly increases parent job retention, keeps students safe, and can provide a setting for additional educational assistance
Reality U Financial Literacy educates youth about personal finance in a highly interactive 75-minute simulation of life based upon their GPA. Students are given their potential career, income, family status, and must visit 12 booths (housing, insurance, childcare, utilities, entertainment, transportation, etc.) and create a working budget.