Our vision is to alleviate the financial hardship of raising special needs children of all ages in Marion County, Florida by providing alternative forms of funding for therapies and assistive technologies not covered by insurance.
KidGenius believes in the importance of collaboration, and unity in order to achieve common goals. Your support creates the village that it takes...
Autism in Ocala: We wish to open an Autism center here in Ocala Florida. As previous board members of Ocala Autism Support Network, we were able to see first hand what families who have children on the Autism Spectrum needed and were missing. In an effort to be able to provide these services, therapies and assistive devices, KidGenius was born.
Free services that we offer
Monthly Support Groups
Comprehensive Behavioral Health Evaluations
Coordination and Referral of professionally recommended services
Special Events and Socializing opportunities
Informational seminars and training
Adaptive Baseball League
We also have scholarships available for :
Sensory Massage Therapy
Infant Self Rescue Swimming Survival Program
Coming soon :
In order to quilify for the above services please be sure to REGISTER your child.
Autism Awareness Month
CLICK HERE TO SEND US YOUR PHOTO WEARING BLUE
Locally KidGenius will help shine a light on Autism to bring attention to a “Different-ability” that 1 in 68 children have been diagnosed with. The goal is to bring awareness, acceptance, and attract the much needed services our city has been often looked past, in favor of neighboring cities such as Gainesville or Orlando. It takes a village, together we can build it.
Special thank you to our Super Sidekick
By delsadarline, Mar 31 2015 09:16PM
During the month of April, some will celebrate those in our lives that have autism by permanently showing their support by getting an autism themed tattoo.
Participating tattoo shops donate a portion of the tattoo cost to a local charity that provides autism services. To date, participating shops have raised over $70,000 worldwide.
Locally, our Super Sidekick Tattokah will donate a portion of all autsim inpired tattoos to KidGenius throughout the month of April.
Our 2nd annual Moms Night out will take place on April 16th from 7pm to 10pm. You DO NOT have to get a tattoo but should you wish to, the talented artists of tattookah will be available.
This event is FREE, please RSVP using the eventbrite form below. Last year our moms recieved a much needed night off and even made the font page of the Star Banner Newspaper!
By delsadarline, Mar 19 2015 03:10PM
Special thank you to Mayor Kent Guinn for answering our call to action and PROCLAIMING April 2nd AUTISM AWARENESS DAY in our great city of Ocala. As a SUPER Thank you, our lil heros who are diagnosed with Autism strapped on their capes and presented the Mayor with the BAT PHONE!
WHEREAS, autism is a pervasive developmental disorder affecting the social, communication and behavioral skills of those affected by it, and,
WHEREAS, more health professionals become proficient in diagnosing autism, more children are being diagnosed on the autism spectrum, resulting in rates as high as 1 in 68 children nationally and,
WHEREAS, while there is no cure for autism, it is well-documented that if individuals with autism receive treatment early in their lives, it often is possible for those individuals to lead significantly improved lives, and,
WHEREAS, individuals with autism often require a lifetime of specialized and community support services to ensure their health and safety and to support families’ resilience as they manage the psychological and financial challenges autism presents,
WHEREAS, KidGenius, is spearheading an awareness campaign in order to educate parents, professionals and the general public about autism and its effects in an effort to attract and promote the much needed services our city needs,
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that I, Mayor Kent Guinn do hereby proclaim April 2nd as AUTISM AWARENESS DAY in Ocala, and urge all employees and residents to join the nation in solidarity and Shine a light on Autism by wearing blue on this day, in an effort to show support, encourage acceptance and bring awareness to a “Different-ability” that has increased by 30% since 2012. It takes a village and together we can help build it. Its pure Genius.
....a Differently-Abled Approach
resources are scarce in Marion County, Fl., we believe that duplicating services is a waste of donors contributions. We can better serve the community by working together with other reputable organizations to achieve a common goal.
KidGenius sets out to empower caregivers by providing them with the tools neccesary to address the needs of children that are "Differently-Abled" We apply action behind the support given and cater to the individual needs of your child. At a time where excess
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