Read stories about the kids, families and events that your support has impacted and the lives it has changed.
Coming up this December, and FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, we're opening the Liberty Cafe at Discovery Middle School. This pop-up style cafe offers a chance for students to practice job skills (serving Roasterie coffee) and get therapy at the same time. Students move out...read more
20 Special Needs Children will be Gifted a Motorized Alternative to a Wheelchair from Variety KC and 12 High School Robotics Teams Saturday, November 23rd Variety KC will bring 12 High School robotics teams across the Midwest together with 20 special needs families...read more
Jacob has cerebral palsy with muscle weakness, difficulty walking, and decreased coordination. He enjoys playing outside with friends, but isn’t able to keep up with friends and siblings on his bike, even with assistance from his parents. He needs help with hills, leg...read more
Boston was diagnosed with autism and has not used any words for communication. His ABA Therapist has been working with him using the Touchchat app on her iPad and he is responding really well to it! His parents have tried using pictures to help him communicate at...read more
We appreciate the referrals from our partnering organizations, like this one from AbilityKC - about a little boy named Johnier. "Johnier attends AbilityKC for outpatient services in both occupational therapy and speech therapy. He has a medical diagnosis of Autism...read more
Jesus was born with Spina Bifida (Spina bifida is a birth defect that occurs when the spine and spinal cord don't form properly. It falls under the broader category of neural tube defects. The neural tube is the embryonic structure that eventually develops into the...read more
Noah is a young boy with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ASD refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an...read more
Hayden is a very busy, outdoorsy kind of guy. He was born with a rare chromosome disorder resulting in two micro-deletions. This causes global physical and cognitive delays and difficulties. He is nonverbal and has physical limitations. In a big milestone, he recently...read more
Christian is a young man with a diagnosis of Down Syndrome. He is being raised by a single mom in a household long on love, but short on money for extras. At school, Christian has discovered the joy of riding an adaptive bike. He loves it because it allows him to be...read more
Disability: Spina Bifida + Hydrocephalus Caleb is one of nine children, so as you can guess - finances are very tough! Four years ago, he was lucky to get a used basketball wheelchair and he put it to very good use. But now, the safety straps keep breaking (not so...read more
McCoy was diagnosed with these disabilities: 1q43-44 Deletion Syndrome, Complete Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum, Microcephaly, and Global Delays. However, McCoy's conditions don't begin to describe the determined young man you see here! Just read what his mom has...read more
What an inspirational story from Myer's mom! We adopted Myer from China when she was 11-months-old. She was a healthy happy baby, busy learning to walk and talk. She was an instant joy to our family as we adjusted to being a family of six. A few months after we...read more
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