Welcome To Kids Enabled
Parents whose children have an IEP (Individualized Educational Plan) make a lot of plans. The planning starts early in the child’s educational career - creating a path that includes accommodations for the child to see the utmost success. Throughout the child’s K-12 schooling, parents meet with teachers, administrators and experts to help create this plan. Then the child turns 18 and is no longer considered a “child.” The parents are no longer legally in charge.
Today’s blog comes to us from an insightful clinical mental health therapist, D. Denise Rountree, MS, NCC, LAPC. Denise focuses on ADD/ADHD and learning differences in her practice and clearly understands our kids. I came across her blog in the Legacy Strategy newsletter and she kindly agreed to share it with us:
Ever find yourself in a daze as the summer slips away and the new school year starts? Where did the time go? As summer winds down to a close and memories of vacation are tucked neatly away, we head into the new school year with fresh packs of notebook paper and sharpened pencils ready for a great start.
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.
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 -