Welcome To Kids Enabled
I have met with thousands of parents over my 38 years in education as a teacher and school psychologist. I am also a parent of two children. I have hopefully helped parents, grandparents, students, teachers and administrators understand, acknowledge, accept and advocate for their children who have been diagnosed with a disability.
The following blog was written just two years ago and it is amazing how true the words still are for me – even more so now that we are looking at colleges and what accommodations they provide. As my son turns 18 in December and will be his own advocate next year, knowing who he is and what he needs is more important than ever.
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 -