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All proceeds go to the Dougie fund to cover costs of services related to his autism diagnoses.

Camp connect is a very special camp for children with high functioning autism, such as pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) which our 6 year old son Dougie has. This is a 6 week full day camp, which provides children on the spectrum with many activities such as horseback riding,fishing, soccer and archery, as well as social skill building and daily goal assesments as to their progress in camp.
Unfortunately and fortunately, my husband Doug makes too much money for our family to even be considered for any type of financial assistance, we are however working with the camp to see what they may be able to offer.
In the mean time I have started this fundraising effort. Without substantial monetary help we will not be able to send Dougieto Camp Connect, and as time goes on we are going to face these obstacles more and more and have to deny him services he needs, yet can not pay for. Currently our insurance pays for his behavioral therapist, psychiatrist, occupational therapist and speech and language therapist... All if whom recommend him as a candidate who will strongly benefit from what camp connect and the bridge center have to offer.
Full camp tuition is $3750 for 6 weeks, I know asking this of anyone seems very petty, but as a very frustrated parent, I no longer know where to turn for help with this, we do not meet federal income limits, yet we work hard to keep a roof over our heads, but share the same financial problems any parent would that has a child with physical,emotional or mental disability, regardless if how much money anyone makes, every family should get the same opportunity as the next,
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