S.C.A.N. offers a safe and nurturing community for people with special needs, as well as their families, in a small Midwest town that has fewer resources to make a difference.
S.C.A.N. creates conditional scholarships to those who cannot afford their nominal membership fee and provide an inclusive, social atmosphere that is crucial to a child's development.
Truly a great group of people who want to make a difference.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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.
S.C.A.N. What a wonderful organization! They have helped me in several different ways. One way is being a shoulder to cry on when I feel I'm at my wits end. Another way they have helped my children is by providing them with a lot of different opportunities to experence things I was afraid to take them to do for fear one might have a meltdown or some other type of outburst. I have children with R.A.D, ODD, PTSD, ADHD, Central Proccesing Disorder & PDD-NOS. S.C.A.N. is so good to help guide me in the right direction when I have a question or problem that I need assistance with. The volunteers are the BEST they know what we are going through because they have been through it themselves. I enjoy the monthly meetings getting together and helping each other.
SCAN is a wonderful resource for parents and families in a small community that deserves all the support it can possibly receive. There is no other organization providing any type of services for kids with additional needs!! It is really nice to tell new families experiencing the overwhelming news of having a child with additional needs that there is a wonderful organization here in our town ready to help!! Great job and thanks for all you do Katy Jones OTR/L
S.C.A.N. has been such a blessing for our family. With a child with autism and another with ADHD & ODD, they have many resources to offer. I personally love the monthly meetings. It gives us parents an opportunity to be around other parents that are going through the same type of things we are. Since childcare is provided, it gives our children the opportunity to socialize. Our kids are so accepting of children with additional needs. Several different programs are offered to meet each family's needs. We love S.C.A.N. and very much enjoy participating in as many events as we can. :)
S.C.A.N. Has been a valuable resource to my family. We have a child with autism and have been able to look to S.C.A.N. For help dealing with situations that arise regular ding our child's medical, educational and even recreational needs. Even as we have moved out of the area we can still access help through emails and the very helpful Facebook page. Thanks for everything you do!
This charity has helped me get testing done from the school and doctors for my daughter that I would not be able to by myself. They have helpful hint on how to deal with any child and good activity to include our children in normal children activities. They are a great group.
I have known Terry Faust, the founder of SCAN for most of my life. Her husband Jack coached my childhood-junior high soccer team and Terry was like a second mother to all of us. Her dedication to kids and go-getter attitude is undisputed by anyone who's spent 2 minutes or more with her.
Terry has assembled a group of caring advocates who go above and beyond to help reduce the struggle in the lives of children and their families. They have created an open forum for families to discuss ideas to further progress children's physical and mental abilities with other families with similar lives, creating a support group for those encountering troubling situations that may not have been available if not for SCAN.
If you have a child or family member with special needs, you won't find a better group to join. If you're looking to volunteer, you won't find a grassroots effort more spiritually and emotionally rewarding. If you are looking to provide contributions, know that your hard earned resources will be wisely invested in an organization that has bettered the lives of many already and undoubtably more to come.
SCAN has big plans for the future of their programs and facility that will succeed because they have heart that trumps opposition and drive to persevere any trial.
S.C.A.N. is a wonderful place! they help all kind of children, with and without additional needs! Terry and Heather work their butt off to keep this place fun and open. I volunteer at S.C.A.N. also, it's been a great experience. I met some great kids and made some amazing friends! It's a blessing to be part of S.C.A.N. I couldn't ask for a better facility for children to go to!