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These funds will be used for the development of Children with Special Needs through the application of academic technology. Every bit helps!

I began my first fundraising campaign in hopes of purchasing touch-screen technology to use in my work as an Infant Toddler Family Specialist (P). This type of early intervention therapy incorporates the use of play with physical, occupational, academic, and speech aspects of a young child's individual needs. Therapists, like myself, work in the community with children under the age of three who either have an established condition or have developmental delays. I absolutely love working with these children and wouldn't trade it for anything. All of my collegues feel the same way about making such an imact in the lives of these children and their families!

My purpose in raising this money is to purchase technology that will help therapists in my organization to support the children that we visit. Some of these children are nonverbal, some have delays in academic areas (colors, ABCs, shapes, etc.), some children just need to expand their language (farm animals, body parts, rooms in a home, etc.). All of these areas can be developed through specific applications that are available through technology, such as touch-screen devices and online software. Unfortunately, the truth is, these technologies are expensive, and our therapists are not always able to afford to use them, although the benefits of these technologies are absolutely mindblowing.

My hope is to help Children with Special Needs develop and live a better life and to assist them in being prepared for the world.

With technology coming so far in the past few years, children have more and more opportunities to learn and develop from the new features. I believe that technology can and will change the lives of children with Special Needs and Developmental Delays. My only goal is to help these children and their families one at a time, changing their future and creating a giant impact on their lives.

As mentioned earlier, these technologies are quite expensive and so are some of the programs that our therapists would be using with these children. If you choose to donate to this cause, I assure you that the entirety will go toward the development of these Children with Special Needs through the application of technology and software.
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