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Jerri H.

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Review for Supporters of Children with Additional Needs Inc, Lebanon, MO, USA

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.

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Supporters of Children with Additional Needs Inc, Lebanon, MO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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

Role:  Board Member