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
Light It Up Blue is a unique global initiative that kicks-off Autism Awareness Month and helps raise awareness about autism. In honor of this historic day, many iconic landmarks, hotels, sporting venues, concert halls, museums, bridges, retail stores and homes are among the thousands of buildings lit blue to raise autism awareness. Families who purchase their bulbs through KidGenius, are assured that the proceeds of each bulb will in turn continue to provide free local services such as educational workshops, social skill building classes, scholarships for lifesaving swim lessons, and therapies not otherwise covered by insurance.
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.
By delsadarline, Mar 2 2015 04:05AM
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 past up for, in favor of neighboring cities. Please join the nation in solidarity, while giving hope to local families, who for a very long time have felt alone and isolated; even though the number of children diagnosed has increased by 30% since 2012. It takes a village and together we can help build it. It's pure Genius. Follow our efforts via Facebook and be sure to join us https://www.facebook.com/events/804318099636365
By delsadarline, Jan 12 2015 08:51PM
Through the use of puppets,sensory toys,children songs and stories,you will learn to engage your child during massage and promote healthy touch, while learning the benefits of massage and understanding your child's sensory needs through a nurturing touch. There will also be a valuable introduction to creative sensory play time activities..
....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
Current Projects and Upcoming Events....