Welcome “Timber” to the “Magic” at Abi’s Place School
Coral Springs, Florida June 8th, 2017
Dogs and children… Abi’s Place passionately believes that this is a perfect combination. For a child with a disability and all the accompanying challenges most face, a dog can be simply MAGICAL. Therefore, we share with you the magic at Abi’s Place and welcome Timber! A certified therapy dog at Abi’s Place daily, Timber is trained to provide affection, attention, and comfort to the children of Abi’s Place. Much like healthy relationships with others alter our brain’s function, the presence of a therapy dog can have an amazing impact on the various neurotransmitters that one’s brain releases. It has also been found that therapy dogs can help reduce blood pressure and the amount of cortisol released, which has implications to a greater ability to heal.
Abi’s Place to Award Bridging the Gap Scholarship with Help from Local Donors
Scholarship opportunities for children with disabilities to benefit those in Coral Springs.
Coral Springs, Fla., May 1, 2016 – Abi’s Place, a non-profit organization servicing children ages 0-18 with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Retts Syndrome, and other genetic disorders, has established the Bridging the Gap Scholarship with the help of some anonymous donors. The scholarship will give additional funding to families in financial need. Specifically, it will help relieve some of the financial burden a family may be facing to assist children who need small classroom settings and more one-on-one help.
In addition to the Bridging the gap Scholarship for Abi’s Place, the newly named Gardiner Scholarship has opened even more doors to include children ages 3 and 4 years old with muscular dystrophy, as well as more children across the entire autism spectrum.
Travis Pillow, INSERT TITLE HERE, stated, “The new law increases funding for Gardiner scholarships by roughly a third, to $71.2 million. It also allows more 3 and 4-year-olds to use the education savings accounts for students with special needs and makes them available to children with muscular dystrophy and a wider range of students with autism.”
The State of Florida McKay Scholarship paved the way for children with special needs to receive the education they need from the school of their choice allowing parents to choose which school best fits their child and their special education needs.
Major Donations to Abi’s Place to Enhance Learning Experience for Children with Disabilities
Funding Received for Much Needed Equipment for Children with Autism
Coral Springs, Fla., April 13th, 2016 – Abi’s Place, a non-profit organization servicing children ages 0-18 with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Retts Syndrome, and other genetic disorders, announced today that they have received more than $18,000 in donations to fund enhanced equipment for its students. Generous donations were contributed by The Gore Family Memorial Foundation, AmTrust Bank, and Alex Feldman, owner of Quester One Payroll Services among others.
Abi’s Place will use the donated funds to purchase much needed equipment for these children, giving them new chairs, tables, voice output technology, sensory items, like weighted vest, vibrating snakes, light boxes. These are some of the essential tools used when therapeutically servicing this medically fragile population.
Efforts to raise funds for scholarships and equipment for Abi’s Place continues throughout the year. On April 9, 2016, Abi’s Place hosted its first Anuual Blingo fundraiser at the Colony West Country Club in Tamarac, Fla. The event was a twist on the traditional game of bingo by substituting gems for bingo chips. Sponsorships helped with the cost of food, drinks, advertising, and prizes. The event raised $6,424.00 towards 2016-2017 scholarships. Next year’s Blingo is already planned for April 21, 2017.