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A FUTURE FOR ALL's Fundraiser:

Student Scholarships for The Next Step Academy

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Changing lives of children with ASD for 13 years!
January 14, 2018

The start of 2018 marks The Next Step Academy's 13th year in existence! Since we opened our doors in 2005, we have seen hundreds of lives changed  See more

BENEFITING: A FUTURE FOR ALL

THE STORY:

The Next Step Academy is a day treatment program that is specially designed to meet the educational needs of individuals with developmental delays, specifically individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Our mission is to provide therapeutic education that changes lives, and we've been doing that since we opened our doors in 2005


There is no doubt that raising children, providing for them and meeting their needs, costs money. There is also no doubt that raising a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) costs exponentially more. For parents raising a special needs child, the costs go far above the normal costs of living, of education and of childcare; add intensive therapeutic services, along with lost time from work, and most families cannot absorb the high costs of meeting the needs of their child with ASD. 


A new study estimates that the lifetime cost for an individual with Autism is $1.4 million. Based on these numbers, it is estimated that the yearly cost to the United States is $236 billion per year. With prevalence rates on the rise, currently 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys, 1 in 189 girls) diagnosed with ASD, and more than 3.5 million individuals with ASD in the United States, Autism has officially reached epidemic proportions. 


This is a problem that is not going away, and the best opportunity for individuals with ASD to make progress, to learn and to grow, is intensive therapeutic education. With support from donors like you, the The Next Step Academy is able to provide this much needed service to many families who cannot pay the full cost of the services. We need $150,000 in order to provide scholarships that theses families desperately need. 


Will you be a part of making our mission possible, and granting children with autism access to the treatment that they desperately need, by donating to our cause?


The Next Step Academy is a licensed program of A Future For All, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

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To This Fundraiser

$61,277

MONEY RAISED

1,021

Hours of therapy for a child with ASD
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  • Taylor & Krissi Reid

    $5,000

  • Kathleen Haney

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Cameron-monster

    $100

  • Dior Burns

    $50

  • joeToga

    $100

  • haney family

    $150

  • Arelis Ferreris

    $60

  • Papay and Grammy

    $100

  • Jeff Dressel

    $100

  • Rachel Greenberg

     

  • Faulk Family

    $80

  • larayne

     

  • Randy and Irene Graham

    $140

  • Lisa Graham-Garza

    $100

  • Anonymous Proceeds from Free2Be!

    $115

  • Mike and Barbara Haney

    $150

  • BWM Proceeds from Garage Sale

    $450

  • Mason McCool

    $75

  • Zafar Azim

    $1,000

  • Keep Collective Jewelry Fundraiser

    $200

  • Melody Tanigawa

    $60

  • Kendall Knight

    $20

  • Barbara Haney

    $14

  • Eileen Faulk

    $42

  • Jenny Bailey

    $30

  • Lindsay Jones and family

    $40

  • Emma Willis

    $45

  • Jerome Green

    $28

  • Bekka Fox

    $18

  • Jake and Amber Forrest

    $30

  • Kayla West

    $27

  • Lauren Abel

    $60

  • Shannon Stryker

    $30

  • JoeAnn Harrington

    $18

  • Meghan Allen

    $20

  • Nick Vermylen

    $25

  • Yolanda Roy

    $18

  • Helen Maldonado

    $20

  • Sarah Frizzell

    $8

  • Brandy Kennedy

    $46

  • Sydney Moner

    $8

  • Hector Garces

    $30

  • Boko's mom

    $26

  • Sarah Jones

    $32

  • Samantha Townsend

    $20

  • Meeka Opong

    $18

  • Other Supporters of Carnitas Fundraiser

    $2,651

  • Lisa Smith

    $5,000

  • Ray Vitek & New York Life

    $3,000

  • BW Garage Sale

    $450

  • Booster T-Shirt Sale

    $960

  • BWE Art Sale

    $200

  • Lisa Smith - Art Sale

    $80

  • BW Garage Sale

    $450

  • Booster T-Shirt Sale

    $480

  • BW Raffle Sale

    $610

  • BW Raffle Sale

    $610

  • BW Raffle Sale

    $610

  • The Akhtar Family

     

  • NSA Supporter!

     

  • Capture the Moment for a Cause

    $490

  • Traded in video games

    $100

  • Jamberry

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Lauren Able

    $250

  • Audrey Beathard

    $100

  • Robinson family

    $50

  • Hilary Greene

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing, P.C.

    $500

  • DAGR

    $70

  • Scott Barcroft

    $50

  • Hegwood Law Group

    $500

  • KOOL GUYS AC & REF., LLC

    $40

  • Paul Hammond

    $100

  • BagofFarts.com

    $20,000

  • John O'Meara

    $20

  • Darrin Davis

    $25

  • Zane & Brady Carruth

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kathryn & Brendan Godfrey

    $100

  • Bill and June Merrell

    $100

  • Karen Delhey and Mike Thomas

    $100

  • Mary Eilers

    $50

  • Sriram Family

    $50

  • Felix Family

    $50

  • Grace Rhoden

    $10

  • Amanda Coolidge

    $250

  • Bryce Bailey Autism Awareness Month

    $500

  • Bryan Everett

    $900

  • Brooks Barkley

    $500

  • Mike atkinson

    $300

  • Brooks Barkley

    $500

  • Johnny G

    $500

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anthony LeCavalier

     

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41% Raised of $150,000 Goal

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The Team: $61,277 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Darrin Davis

Amount Raised

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8% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Anthony LeCavalier

Anthony LeCavalier

3 weeks ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

1 month ago

Johnny G

Johnny G

DONATION: $500

Autism Awareness Month: Bryce Bailey. 2 months ago

Brooks Barkley

Brooks Barkley

DONATION: $500

Autism Awareness Month: Bryce Bailey 2 months ago

Mike atkinson

Mike atkinson

DONATION: $300

Bryce Bailey 2 months ago

Brooks Barkley

Brooks Barkley

DONATION: $500

Autism Awareness Month: Bryce Bailey. 2 months ago

Bryan Everett

Bryan Everett

DONATION: $900

Autism Awareness Month:Bryce Bailey 2 months ago

Bryce Bailey Autism Awareness Month

Bryce Bailey Autism Awareness Month

DONATION: $500

Bryce Bailey Autism Awareness Month 2 months ago

Amanda Coolidge

Amanda Coolidge

DONATION: $250

Autism Awareness Month: Bryce Bailey 2 months ago

Grace Rhoden

Grace Rhoden

DONATION: $10

Grace is Seth’s Great Grand Aunt, and wants to support his school! 3 months ago