Newspaper Article – The Napanee Beaver
Autism Network LAC was proud to be able to make a large donation to the Educational Services Department for the Limestone District School Board.
Late last year, Autism Network LAC was granted $7,200.00 by local not-for-profit, 100 Women Who Care Organization. This donation was to support our neurodiverse community to be successful in school.
Our charity consulted with the Educational Services Team LDSB (Autism Services) to purchase particular items in order to maximize the support through a variety of different needs. These may include, those in the process of a diagnosis where there is no support currently; those with a current diagnosis that have no plan or support and are waiting on a list; and finally those seeking support who have a plan and still require additional items to be fully supported with their sensory needs.
The following items were delivered to our local and neighboring schools to assist those in need:
Photo left to right: Members of Educational Services Team (Left to right – Nancy Gourdier-Golle – Student Support Counsellor , Nicola Dillard – VP of Educational Services, Mandy Stapley – Autism Network LAC, Ash Ward – Special Education Coordinator, In front – Sam Banks – Placement Student – St. Lawrence College.
-350 Sensory support necklaces (4D Farms local creator)
-90 Visual timers
-70 Sound cancelling headphones (Autism Canada)
-70 Sensory Squishy balls (Autism Canada)
-8 Sensory connect fidgets Totaling = 588 items
Autism Network LAC will continue advocate and support our community to ensure each student has the tools to feel relaxed and engaged in their learning environment.