Proceeds from the walk benefit Heartspring’s Autism Services program. The program provides services and resources for individuals and families impacted by a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. A diagnosis can create major changes for a family or individual. Autism behavioral services and therapies cost up to $60,000 a year, on average. So every dollar, walker and donation matters to the families we serve.
This program not only provides invaluable outreach training, consultations and programs, it also develops and disseminates information into the community to help families, organizations, agencies and businesses support individuals across the autism spectrum in typical school, home, work and community settings, giving them the tools they need to succeed.
The Autism Services program consists of the Community of Autism Resources and Education (CARE) program and Behavioral Services, including Applied Behavior Analysis, both of which benefit from the proceeds raised at the Autism CARE Walk.
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CARE Clubs are social skills groups put on throughout the year. Participants take part in activities that promote a pro-social environment, targeting social, self-regulation and organizational skills.
of CARE Clubs children demonstrated improved targeted skills in secondary environments, a 12% increase from FY16.
Camp SSTAR’s main goal is to help children impacted by autism develop social skills, leisure skills, emotion self-regulation and flexibility in change. Participants enjoy activities like arts and crafts, social outings, science projects, and a car wash for the community.
of campers maintained or improved targeted skills, as reported by parents/guardians.
ABA Services are evidence-based treatments and programming designed to empower parents to provide the support and guidance a child impacted by autism needs to be successful in his or her natural environment.
of ABA clients served demonstrated progress on/achievement of therapy plan goals at discharge.
For more information on the Heartspring Autism Services program, please visit the Heartspring website here.
Every day last summer, Sarah drove her son, Isaiah, more than an hour to Wichita for Camp SSTAR. That meant extra time on the road, extra gas money, and extra time away from the rest of her family. It wasn’t always the easiest trip, but Isaiah was worth it…
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