Since moving to our new location in 2017, our Education Program at 30 Hazelwood Drive has been without an outdoor playground. We have been actively fundraising to reach our goal to purchase and install a site secure, supervised and fully accessible therapeutic playground.
A playground can provide numerous benefits for autistic children. Besides the physical benefits, the playground will foster social interactions that support and enhance social skills that are vital for increasing independence. Ancillary benefits include the playground being another opportunity for addressing sensory needs, communication, behavior management and social activities.
The playground will be used by approximately 120 children in our school and on-site respite program.
Donations of any amount can be made below
We appreciate any amount you can donate to help us reach our goal.
Thank you to the following for making donations to our campaign.
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Deborah Wilson
- McClain Foundation
- Kelly for Kids
- Laura Hyde
- Paul and Helen Ellis Trust Fund
- Kevin Szmania
- Genie Evancho
- Amherst Lions Club
- Capriotto Family
- Donna Martiny
- ONY Biotech
- Danielle Nuchereno
- Tyler Brunner
- Molly Jarboe