CJ’s Resolution Challenge was created to raise funds and awareness for regional autism related organizations that support families touched by autism. We are currently on the lookout for our 2020 beneficiary. Are you aware of an autism related organization that could use a little boost? Let me know!!!
Previous beneficiaries include:
A summer camp for families touched by autism located in Millville, PA!
An all-abilities playground located in Selinsgrove, PA!
The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness
The donation to the Miller Center provided an opportunity to expand their outreach to community members with special needs!
ADERS (Autism Diagnostic Evaluations Resources Services, Inc.), a 501c3 nonprofit located in Montandon, PA whose mission is to be able to provide comprehensive autism services from diagnosis across the lifespan. They have several ambitious projects on the horizon, including renovations to a newly acquired large meeting space, a pilot social skills program for elementary kids, a day habilitation program, professional trainings, and much needed social events for people who are affected by ASD (including family and friends!) Learn more on their Facebook page!
Northeast Bradford Elementary School- Life Skills Classroom
This school building is in rural PA and is part of a small school district. The classroom serves children with autism, Down’s syndrome, multiple disabilities, and intellectual disabilities. They were in need of a kitchenette to practice those related skills and with our 2016 donation, they were able to get it!
Geisinger Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute (ADMI)
ADMI is focused on clinical care and cutting edge research to help children with special developmental needs. The vision of ADMI is to expand and seamlessly integrate clinical services, research, education, and family support through a multidisciplinary team that includes specialists in neurodevelopmental pediatrics, genomic medicine, psychology, speech-language pathology, radiology, and education. ADMI professionals are among the nation’s leaders in genomic medicine and neurodevelopmental disabilities and provide expert assessment, guidance, and resources for children with special developmental needs and their families.
Operation Jack Autism Foundation
The Operation Jack Autism Foundation was started by an autism dad in honor of his autistic son. The foundation’s mission is “to encourage parents, relatives and friends of those struggling with autism to find a positive outlet by leading an active lifestyle that promotes awareness and raises funds for autism-related charities.”