Give the gift of discovery, play and joy this holiday season
Sponsor an unforgettable experience for a special needs individual or family
Below is a list of EXPERIENCES you may GIFT a Child, Parent or Family living with Autism or Special Needs:
Once you’ve made your selection, please click here to DONATE or click on the dollar values below and enter the amount of your gift.
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Sponsor a Family Trip for Four (4) to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, NY, NY
The Access Family Program is Free for teens (15+) and adults with developmental and learning disabilities.
These 2-hour programs include a guided multi-sensory tour & a hands-on exploration designed to engage the whole family.
Package includes: Round-trip transportation, lunch & guided tour at the Museum.
Sponsor Classes for Two (2) Siblings at SIBS Club @ Queens College, Flushing, NY
SIBS Club is a 10-week program designed to enhance relationships & interactions between children with autism and their siblings.
Siblings enjoy individual and inclusive recreation activities, where all children learn critical skills needed to develop positive sibling relationships.
Package includes: Ten (10), 2-hour classes at Queens College, NY.
Sponsor a Series of Five (5) Parent & Child Workshops at The Art League of Long Island, Dix Hills, NY
The Art with a Partner Inclusion Workshops for Children and Young Adults series provides each participant and his/her loved one, a precious opportunity to bond together while creating a beautiful piece of art.
Using a multitude of mediums, each young person goes home with a completed craft project after each 2-hour session.
This program is led by Toni Neuschaefer, who for the past thirteen years has directed the Town of Huntington’s multi-faceted Saturday Recreational Program for Children with Special Needs.
Package includes: Five (5), 2-hour art classes for a Parent & Child.
Sponsor a Family Trip for Four (4) to Autism Day at Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, NJ
Custom Education Foundation and their partners transform Six Flags Great Adventure park into Autism Day, a sensory-friendly environment where individuals on the autism spectrum, their educators, friends, and families can enjoy a full day at the park without worry.
Package includes: Round-trip transportation, lunch & full day at the action park.
Sponsor a Series of Reiki Healing Sessions for One (1) Adult at Anthesis Holistic Wellness, NY, NY
Reiki is a healing method that may be utilized in the holistic health approach to maintaining optimal health and wellness.
It is a Japanese modality that balances your energy field and promotes relaxation and stress reduction which in turn supports the body's innate ability to heal.
Package includes: a 90-min Initial Consultation & Reiki Session, and Four (4), 60-min follow-up sessions.
Sponsor a Baking Party for Fifteen (15) Kids at What’s Cooking?, Oyster Bay, NY
What's Cooking? hosts parties and cooking classes tailored to individual cooking abilities for special needs children, teenagers and adults, ages 4-15.
Activities include cookie, cupcake, pizza, pretzel, and chocolate making. Bubble Wrap stomping is also a big hit with the kids!
Special chefs have the opportunity to taste and eat a delicious meal that they have prepared.
Along with the benefits of raising self-esteem and improving fine motor skills, communication is developed through socialization in a group environment.
Package includes: Party for fifteen (15) kids, favors such as personalized chef hats & aprons, mini rolling pins, candy cones or any other complement for the kids cooking or baking party.
Sponsor Ten (10), 1-on-1 Swim Lessons for One (1) Special Needs Individual at Take Me To The Water, Queens
Everyone should have the opportunity to learn to swim; Main goals are to teach students water safety skills, proper swimming technique, and lifetime health and fitness habits.
Swimming provides many additional benefits to those with disabilities; repetitive instruction and movements, warm water and patience are the key ingredients for these classes.
Package includes: Ten (10), 30-minute, private swim lessons: one child and one instructor.