IMPROVING THE WORLD ONE CHILD, ONE COMMUNITY AT A TIME SINCE 1959 P.O. Box 87, SCS MI, 48080, 586.350.5219, Meeting Location: Ram's Horn Restaurant, 9 Mile & Jefferson, St. Clair Shores, 48080 1st/3rd Tuesday each month 7:30 am
Event Page - Shorewood Fundraiser "Rubber Ducky Derby for Autism" [A Kiwanis Club of Shorewood Foundation Project]
NEW FOR 2017 - DIGITAL EVENT ONLY!
DIGITAL EVENT OPEN NOW!
April was National Autism Month. For 2017, our usual venue, the Chapaton Retension Basin is unavailable for our event. The Rubber Ducky committee is researching new venues, but cannot make it happen this year. However, the cause marches on.
Please participate by supporting this worthy cause by making a donation to the Kiwanis Club of Shorewood Foundation fund to assist financially-challenged autistic patients of the various clinics specializing in leading edge techniques for this Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
"Rubber Ducky, you're the one...............the one to help us raise money for a good cause ! Shorewood Kiwanis supports the efforts of autistic patient practioners who utilize leading edge therapy techniques and this year is our fifth year in a row to fundraise for this important cause. Shorewood Kiwanis continues our community outreach, serving the community one child at a time, now targeting children that fall into ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders)who can benefit from successful ABA (Applied Behavioural Analysis) therapy programs. The cost of this therapy is often beyond the means and insurance benefits of families associated to these broad spectrum disorders. All net proceeds for this event will benefit financially-challenged patients - supporting early intervention services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.* NEW FOR 2016: The Shorewood Kiwanis Foundation is created an ongoing fund to present financial grants/scholarships to the the financially challenged patients of the various ABA programs in Southeastern Michigan. Take a look at the photos from past events, and a video of our inaugeral event in 2013, ans please utilize the Donate button to contribute to this worthy cause.
"CDC estimates that 1 in 68 children have been identified with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)" (CDC, 2017) Follow this link for detailed information regarding the many disorders that fall into ADS: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/data.html “ASD is a neurobiological disorder that typically affects development within the first three years of life” (AAoM, n.d.) “There is currently no cure for Autism Spectrum Disorders. However, research shows that early intervention treatment can greatly improve a child’s development” (CDC, 2017) The average cost for intensive ABA therapy is around $50,000 per year for a child.