According to the CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, most children are diagnosed with Autism after age 4, even though the disability can be detected as early as age2. The federal government has developed early intervention programs to help families identify delays as early as possible; promote universal screenings; and improve the support available to help children succeed in school and thrive alongside their peers.
The Sprout kit supports these programs with books, tablets, and developmental toys that further learning in the home at any time. With these tools, parents can continue to practice therapeutic exercises with their children before and after sessions with therapists. The program’s goal is to minimize barriers to learning, promote educational successes, and create opportunities to reach developmental milestones.
Funding this program will purchase age appropriate tools and toys for children with Autism and other developmental disabilities in Maryland, Virginia, New York City, New Jersey, and North Carolina. Specifically, these items will improve motor skills, hand and eye coordination, and academic achievements. It is our hope that this program will help these children live to their highest potential.