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.