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Warriors For Autism Incorporated

Rating: 4.93 stars   46 reviews 2,649

Nonprofit Issues:

Disabilities, Environment, Health

Address:

Warriors For Autism Incorporated 3416 W. Main Street Tampa FL 33607 USA

Mission:

We are a 501c3 non profit organization dedicated to enlighten, enrich and empower the lives of families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) through our efforts to provide direct programs and services to the community.

Results:

We are presently embarking upon our 5th consecutive year of summer camp on the horse farm and we couldn't be more excited! Due to the generosity of many we were able to create a safe & sensory camp setting for many children who would normally not have the access to this type of experience. Camp has tripled in size from our first year and we have had the opportunity to help more families than we ever hoped. We are now looking for help from the community and individuals who will help fund the projects of expanding our project for the upcoming year and help us to create an organic gardening project for the children.

Target demographics:

Children and young adults on the Autism Spectrum in the Tampa, Clearwater & St. Petersburg areas.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

50 new children were able to experience our summer camp program. Others benefited from our establishing a sensory friendly monthly playdate! We are grateful to have had so many families enjoyed our FREE sensory friendly 4th Annual Winter Extravaganza Event!

Geographic areas served:

Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg

Programs:

An inclusive summer camp program on a horse farm for children with ASD and their siblings ages 5-15. Mini-camps during off-school breaks. Sensory/Allergy friendly holiday events for families throughout the year. An adaptive martial arts program for children aged 5-15 to work on balance, speed/agility, hand/eye coordination and basic martial arts. Currently working on creating programs for respite care and agricultural interests.

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813- 857-1698
http://www.warriorsforautism.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

Warriors For Autism is an exceptional, caring and truly unique organization helping families affected by autism.

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My first summer volunteering with warriors for autism. The kids are incredible and the program is amazingly stimulating for the kids. Can't wait to volunteer again

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This is an amazing program for children with autism and autism spectrum disorder. My grandson loved his week there so much, he asked to go back again. They provide a variety of things to do, riding horses, feeding all the various animals, swimming, crafts. They have a great staff of volunteers, so they are very well supervised. Deena is an amazingly patient and fun administrator. Thank you for this program

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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This is the second year that my daughter has been going to summer camp with Deanna and Warriors For Autism. It is a fantastic program!! I wish it was available all year long! Deanna is wonderful, understanding and just fabulous with all the kids. The setting is great too because there is so much for them to do and the learning potential is endless. My daughter loves attending the camp and has developed more social skills and friendships. I can't say enough good things about Deanna or her program. I highly recommend it!

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Deena Rivera ROCKS! This is an amazing organization and we are going to be doing big thing to help them!

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2 people found this review helpful

My son has attended the Warriors for Austim camp for 3 years. He loves it!!! I wish there was Christmas camp!! If your kids like animals....this is the place.

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?

2014

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2 people found this review helpful

Our 9 year old son has attended camp for two years. Our child can't wait to go every day & absolutely loves all the animals. We are impressed by the passion that Deena, Susan & all the volunteers have for the kids. The many events for the children (horseback riding, swimming, caring for the animals, etc...) is awesome & teaches them so many things. Our son has grown & matured from the many experiences at the camp. This is a well supervised & safe, fun environment for children with autism. We will be enrolling him again next summer.

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

Life-changing

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?

2014

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2 people found this review helpful

My children have participated in Warriors for Autism horse camp for 3 years. It has been a wonderful experience for all three of them. This is one of the few camps/activities in our area that is designed for children with autism and their siblings. Deena and her volunteers do a great job of reaching all the kids and making sure each of them has a positive, memorable experience.

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

The only change I would make is to build a larger air conditioned structure for the kids to spend their downtime. The farm gets hot in the summer! It also can be very rainy and buggy.

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

Life-changing

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?

2014

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3 people found this review helpful

My two girls attended Warriors for Autism horse camp. It was a wonderful experience for both of them! They can't wait to do a second week next month and are already asking to go back next summer. I was apprehensive to send the girls to horse camp. My older daughter is on the spectrum and can require lots of patience/supervision. My younger daughter normally gravitates toward more "girly" activities and was uncertain about going to camp on a farm. This camp was perfect for both of them! Deena and her staff/volunteers are amazing with the children and HorsePower for Kids is such a fun place!

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

Life-changing

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?

2012

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2 people found this review helpful

It has been my pleasure serving Warriors for Autism, Seeing the positive changes in these kids whether its at the farm with the animals or at the gym with the sensory classes it brings my heart joy and I would rather give my free time here than anywhere else. For my son and all the other children affected I hope to be bringing smiles to their faces for the rest of my life Osh!

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

Have more funds to do even bigger and better things with the programs we offer the children

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?

2014

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2 people found this review helpful

Our family found out about the summer camp when we received a flyer from a friend. After researching Warriors For Autism, we decided to visit the camp to see if it would be a good fit for our 9 year old child with autism. We stopped by to just to look around and were greeted by Deena. She was kind enough to spend some time with us and give us a tour. Our child absolutely loves animals, so he was in heaven! We were so impressed by the warm reception and the relaxed atmosphere. We love the diversity of events available for the children (horseback riding, swimming, caring for the animals, etc...) We felt our child was in a safe, fun environment with attentive supervision. The counselors were great at encouraging the children to be actively involved in the activities. We felt they truly cared about our child. He seemed to really enjoy each day. Our child only participated in one week of camp, but we will definitely be looking to enroll him for more sessions next summer!

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?

2014

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