Supporters of Children with Additional Needs Inc

Rating: 5 stars   18 reviews 270

Issues: Children & Youth

Location: 679 W. Elm Street Suite 5 Lebanon MO 65536 USA

Mission: To provide resources and support to families of children with additional needs, regardless of diagnosis While including the siblings and parents in all activities and programs. Giving families resources and support as they travel the journy of additonal needs..."ALL children are special, Ours just have additional needs"
Results: We provided three new swings for our parks, raised over $11,000.00 for Autism Speaks in 3 years, $1900.00 for Down Syndrome of the Ozarks 2012,sensory movies into three communities, food donations for Shepperd's Pack Program and placed 23chairs in restaurants in two states thru our ACAN program,www.additionalchairs.com Have recently launched ACAN UK a branch of ACAN in Europe
Target demographics: the working poor and low income, we woud like to include parent hands on therapies , many fall thru the cracks for servces, We do not turn anyone away rich or poor
Geographic areas served: we are located in Laclede County and draw from a 50 mile radius
Programs: Support group meetings, sporting events, fundraising for Autism Down Syndrome,Placing adaptive equipment in area parks, sporting events an social opportunities,such as sensory movies in three different communities. ACAN(additional chairs fo additional needs places alternative seating in restaurants for children who can not sit in typical wooden high chairs.
2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am currently a Board member of S.C.A.N. and I am also a Social Worker just starting to work in the DD field. I have lived in the community of Lebanon my entire life and this organization is the first to offer ongoing support for additional needs children as well as typical siblings. Parents can meet monthly for support because of assistance with care from volunteers during meeting times. S.C.A.N. teaches additional needs children to give back to their community by allowing them to volunteer and do activities along with their typical siblings. The kids have volunteered with ringing bells, serving dinners and doing walk/runs. This has been an invaluable tool in allowing the children to gain self-confidence and to let their personalities to shine through for the community to see additional children for who they are as individuals. I love working with the children and seeing how they have grown.

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S.C.A.N. is an organization born out of love. Terry Faust the director and founder is an amazing caring community leader who saw a need and worked tirelessly to fill that need. I have known Terry since our boys played soccer together in 3rd grade. These boys are both 27 years old now. Terry's typical children were raised, her youngest, the 27 year old was a senior in high school when Terry and her husband Jack took in her niece, Connie to raise. Maggie followed after that. Some place in this time I had lost touch with Terry. Both of her girls were additional needs children and during this time S.C.A.N. was created. Simply a nonprofit organization to assist those in and around Lebanon and Laclede County in finding resources to help their children with additional needs. I was a student at MSU studying for my social work degree when I saw an article in the paper. I wanted to be a part of this team. Going from meeting in a borrowed building to having our own place for people to come and let their children interact is a blessing to so many. Music therapy, gardening, learning about money, sibling support group and Sensory movies are only a few things S.C.A.N. has to offer. Members do group outings and celebrate holidays together also. My daughter is grown, she suffered from epilepsy when she was younger and a support group such as S.C.A.N. would have encouraged her.


If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue educating the public about what S.C.A.N. does. Terry, Heather and Valerie as well as other members try to do this already.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

There was a time when this community had nothing to offer our individuals with Special needs. Our families we tucked away and secluded. SCAN changed that. They opened the eyes of the community, created awareness, and made our families feel welcome. Thank you for all your hard worka nd dedication SCAN members, and volunteers.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them as much money as I could so that they could hire more staff and make more changes with in the community.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

S.C.A.N. has been a big role in our family. My wife volunteered with them and to watch her mature through helping the children (who have become like family) warms my heart. Terry and HB are more than encouraging. They helped my wife through college, and she was a volunteer. S.C.A.N. is what every town needs! Our lives have changed since we found out about S.C.A.N.. We love them and encourage everyone to volunteer or become a member!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Terry and all the volunteers and members are so great! They make everyone feel welcome and like they're family! I volunteered with SCAN for almost a year, until I got a job. I learned some pretty amazing stuff.

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2 people found this review helpful

This group has brought so much awareness to our small community. It has given parents of special needs children a place to turn to get help and a huge support team. Terry Faust this a small dream and worked her rear off to nurture and sustain it to what it is today!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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2 people found this review helpful

So glad that I have had a chance to be involved with all the people that are part of this organization, Having a son with sensory issues it is great to have other people to talk to about it. They are also doing great things with helping those who cannot afford or qualify for services to have an outlet that allows us to get the help that we need for free or with a minimal charge. They are great to work with and would highly recommend to anyone.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Yes, I am a board member for S.C.A.N. but would like you to know how personally involved I am with children and adults with special & additional needs. Special needs have always touched my heart and currently at our church we offer a childs & adult special needs class, I am involved with Camp Barnabas which is a camp for kids & young adults with special needs, and currently just finished up a Miracle League team for special needs adults. We own an Event Center in Stoutland, MO where we plan on hosting many special needs events. I have a brother who is also a special need adult. After all this being said, I hope by reading my review about S.C.A.N. you see the blessings it has gave this community!!

TheS.C.A.N. organization offers up support, learning, and activities for children with additional needs in the Lebanon Community and others in surrounding communities. Personally being a board member for less than a year, I have seen this group grow so much. It takes money to run any type of group and when your non-profit it makes it difficult to grow on limited funds. Over the last year the S.C.A.N. organization has evolved from a tiny office to a learning and activity center. The center has been a blessing to children with additional needs. They offer a speech therapist, a computer learning center, reading programs, social interaction, life skills, and so much more. Besides all they offer at the Learning & Activity Center they offer many outside events like movies, bowling, ziplining, canoeing, gymnastics, and so much more. I can't say enough about this organization and how it can benefit the families with children with additional needs. If you have a child with additional needs and are looking for an opportunity to like S.C.A.N. you need to come check it all out!! S.C.A.N. does a lot of fundraising not only to keep their faciltiy running but help other non profit organizations like Down Syndrome, Autism, and more!! How awesome is that? A non profit helping another non profit!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Personally I wouldn't make changes...I think this organization is growing and changes will be made. These will be only great changes!! I pray this community will provide the support and funding to keep it growing and growing!!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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2 people found this review helpful

I was introduced to this non-profit as a special education teacher. This non-profit acted as an advocated and support team for my special needs families. I saw how much this organization impacted their lives in a positive way and wanted to get involved. I started sending family members there for support and education.
The organization has recently added a building where services are being offerred to families. They have started support groups for siblings, music therapy, and many inclusion activities. These services were desperately needed in our rural location, but were not available until the organization brought them in. This organization has changed my life as well as the lives of many of my families. I am glad to be a part of it.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Allow the organization to have a larger building, so more services for motor skills would be able to be offerred.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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2 people found this review helpful

S.C.A.N has been an awesome resource for my family. We have several children some with special needs, and some with out. All of our kids have been able to participate together in social events because of S.C.A.N. The interaction has been great with other children and families.It has been a blessing since we all learn from each other. When we have questions ,we know we have a resource to help find the answers . Terry the director has worked tirelessly and has always made herself available. The center has given us a great place to go for our monthly meetings. The center has also been good for the kids to get help by offering programs that help with homework, sensory issues, among other things. It has computers set up with programs to teach our kids, and an entertainment room were they can watch a movie or play interactive games that get them moving...thus helping with coordination etc. My family is happy to be part of great organization that offers so much!

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2013

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2 people found this review helpful

S.C.A.N. started as an idea to help families and support them as they dealt with trials and tribulations that they faced daily with their additional needs child. S.C.A.N. has grown from this into a facility and resource for families. S.C.A.N. has taught my children who 3 out of 4 are typical to be more respectful to those children that are just a tad different; including adults. My additional need kiddo has been able to socialize with other children encouraging him to be more outgoing and socialable. This wouldn't have been possible if it wasn't for that simple idea that grew into a large family. We at S.C.A.N. have come together in ways that we help our families face their difficult challenges and we offer hope to families when they are in their lowest. We at S.C.A.N. dedicate ourselves in making S.C.A.N. what it is, a place to belong.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

absolutely nothing, like with every new organization, it takes time to figure out the kinks, and when we find something we do not like, we go and we change it to better the families.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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