BENEFITING: MITCHELLS PLACE INC
EVENT DATE: Feb 15, 2014
Friends and Family,
As most of you know, there are two things I am very passionate about: Children and Running. So when I got the opportunity to Run for a cause that I am very passionate about (helping Children) I jumped on board.
This year, I will be running the Mercedes Full Marathon to raise funds for Mitchell's Place.
Mitchell’s Place was established in 2005 in response to the growing community need for specialized services for children with autism. Nancy and Allen Meisler were instrumental in its creation and funding after searching for several years for appropriate services for their son, Mitchell, who was diagnosed with autism at age two. The Meislers envisioned a place where families could receive comprehensive services for their loved ones with autism in a single location.
Mitchell’s Place offers a full range of services including: Early Learning Program (ELP), a comprehensive early intervention program for young children with ASD (ages two to six); Teach Me, designed to meet the needs of children who require more intense therapy and guidance to attain desired outcomes; After-School Social and Academic Enrichment Program (ASAP), dedicated to the advancement of social, academic and recreational skills for children ages six to 18 years with high functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome; a Summer Camp Program which builds upon the principles of ASAP in an expanded day format; and Applied Behavior Analysis Outpatient program for school-age children with autism. In addition Mitchell’s Place provides diagnostic & evaluation services, speech pathology, occupational therapy, psychological and psychiatric services, teacher training and school consultation services.
Mitchell's Place is such a great school-organization and I hope that you can find it in your hearts to help me raise funds for such a great cause. I know that there are many charities to donate to and I also realize that not all of us have tons of money to donate, but if you can spare even $26.20 (the miles in a marathon is 26.2), every bit would help.
Thanks for reading this,