Autism Network LAC recently large donation to the Educational Services Department for the Limestone District School Board.
Late last year, Autism Network LAC was granted $7,200 by local not-for-profit, 100 Women Who Care Lennox and Addington. This donation was to support the neurodiverse community to be successful in school.
The charity consulted with the Educational Services Team LDSB (Autism Services) to purchase particular items in order to maximize the support through a variety of different needs. These may include, those in the process of a diagnosis where there is no support currently; those with a current diagnosis that have no plan or support and are waiting on a list; and those seeking support who have a plan and still require additional items to be fully supported with their sensory needs.
The following items were delivered to our local and neighboring schools to assist those in need: 350 Sensory support necklaces (4D Farms local creator), 90 visual timers, 70 Sound cancelling headphones, 70 sensory squishy ballsand eight sensory connect fidgets.
Autism Network LAC will continue advocate and support the community to ensure each student has the tools to feel relaxed and engaged in their learning environment.
From left is Nancy Gourdier Golle, student support counselor, Nicola Dillard, VP of Educational Services, Mandy Stapley, of Autism Network LAC, Ash Ward, special education coordinator and Sam Banks, St. Lawrence College placement student.