Welcome To Kids Enabled
Embarking on the college search can be an intense yet exciting time for any parent with a junior or senior in high school. For the typical teen, a list is made; college tours are scheduled, tests taken, applications completed and choices made once the acceptances roll in. For a parent who has a teen with a learning or attention issue, it can also be exciting but it can also be difficult, confusing, painful and at times, heartbreaking. Our journey to find the “right fit” for our son has brought a myriad of emotions and we haven’t even submitted any applications yet!
Truman Capote said, “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” The experts will tell you that it is good to let your child fail so that he can learn from his mistakes and grow. That’s easy advice to give to other people, but what about in the reality of your own life? When do you let them fail and when do you lend that helping hand?
My son is in the verge of 18. He is going away to school next year and I am questioning his ability to get it all done on his own. Sure, he can do his own laundry and fry an egg. But, he gets lost heading to soccer practice where he has played for years now. How is he going to find the office where you “drop/add?” He will find the food and probably most of his classes, but will he turn in his paper on time or at all? My husband has legitimate fears that I am going to get an apartment in whatever town our son ends up.
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.
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NOW THROUGH 12/01/2014 FOR OUR ANNUAL
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 -