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Autism & Special Needs Karate Scholarship Fund

Organized by: James Walsh

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THE STORY:

We teach a class focused on high-functioning Autism, Asperger's and Sensory Differences children. Our program was designed by a professional in Special Education (who is also an Autism Parent). It focuses on small class size, a very low student-to-instructor ratio, limited sensory input, responsive personal instruction, patience, and positive feedback. We are proud to be the only school in Baltimore offering this very special program. Martial arts has proven benefits for children on the Autism spectrum, such as increased motor control, increased balance, improved concentration, greater social interaction and cooperation. For that reason, we want to make this program available to as many children and parents as possible. . Unfortunately, many parents who would like for their children to participate simply can’t afford it because resources have been exhausted. It is also an expensive program to run because itis an instructor-intensive class, specialized training and materials are required, and it must be the *only* activity going on at the school at that time to minimize sensory input. However, the results are amazing.  Because of this, we are starting a scholarship fund for children with spectrum disorders that would like to participate in the program but cannot afford it. We will provide partial or full scholarships as needed, and donate the space and materials. 100% of the money raised will go toward these scholarships. Please help us assist these families. More information on martial arts and Autism: Psychology Today: http://bit.ly/22qSMnA Autism Key: http://bit.ly/1sdEme2

$440

 

4% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The Moellers

     

  • Vickie Thurston

     

  • S German

    $25

  • Erma Walsh

     

  • Karen & Lori

     

  • Marnee Keith

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Tanenholz family

    $100

  • Ann Miller

     

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Organized by

James Walsh

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Ann Miller

Ann Miller

So awesome! 1 year ago

Tanenholz family

Tanenholz family

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

For the people I've taught, for my friends' children, for us all. 2 years ago

Marnee Keith

Marnee Keith

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Karen & Lori

Karen & Lori

2 years ago

Erma Walsh

Erma Walsh

2 years ago

S German

S German

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Vickie Thurston

Vickie Thurston

2 years ago

The Moellers

The Moellers

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

What a great idea! 2 years ago

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