Welcome To Kids Enabled
Imagine if your mental abilities were cut in half over night. Yesterday you were feeling productive and successful in class or at work, your personal relationships were all on good terms, and your schedule was in control. Today you can’t remember your friends’ names much less communicate with them effectively, and you are having so much difficulty processing information and instructions that you can’t seem to complete the simplest of tasks. It feels as if someone has hit the “rewind” button on your brain and suddenly you’re years or even decades behind your peers.
“Mom, what’s the plan?” and “What’s next?” are two questions I get every day from my child. I do not have a small child – he is 17 – but he still wants to know the schedule of each day. Actually, he needs to know not only what is coming next, he needs transition time and cues. Even during Spring Break and summer, when your days tend to take on a slower pace, a schedule keeps things relaxed and sane. Think of it this way – A schedule a day keeps the stress away.
The Friends of Kids Enabled Scholarship is designed to meet the needs of the learning differences community in the Atlanta area by providing families financial access to programs that serve children with learning differences.
Kids Enabled Youth Support is a program offered by Kids Enabled which provides encouragement, education and financial support to the community of learning differences in Georgia. The goal of the program is to enable school-aged children with learning differences by offering discussion groups and workshops for parents, as well as program scholarships for children to better their educational and social wellbeing.
There are incredible resources in the Atlanta area for the 1-in-5 child who struggles with learning differences. These resources come at a cost – a high cost that is not covered by insurance or the public school system. Families are making very hard choices. They have to forego some therapies and educational interventions when their funds do not stretch far enough to cover the costs. There are parents who are spending thousands every month to pay for speech therapy and just waiting until they can afford the tutoring and social skills counseling that they also know are needed.
Kids Enabled created the Friends of Kids Enabled Scholarship Fund to help with these costs. We are able, through donations from our community, to fund therapies for children who would otherwise go without. In partnership with Kroger, you can be the difference between success and going without. It is as simple as using your Kroger card when you shop for your family and our scholarship fund can grow to support families who need additional therapy for their children. Who knows? It may even be your child who benefits!
Here’s how it works -