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.
Where do you get your funding from?
84% of of our funding comes from the generosity of people like you.
Private donors who wish to make a difference and provide special needs families with opportunities that are not otherwise covered by insurance but are very much needed for the success of their childs development.
Please take a moment to read each description and learn why each program is very much needed.
We do not receive any government funding.
What "other" costs do you have?
Administrative expenses consist of things such as printing, or bank fees. Though we keep these costs at a frugal minimum 14% of our annual income stem from sponsorships that go to cover these mandatory expenses. We do not allocate donations to cover any administrative costs incurred.
Do you need volunteers?
I can't afford to sponsor or donate, is there another way I can help?
Yep, there sure is! Follow KidGenius on Twitter, Facebook and Google plus and then SHARE, SHARE, SHARE! #ittakesavillage and we need your help to spread the word around.
Put on your cape and become a KidGenius sidekick! Every hero needs a sidekick and your monthly contribution will ensure that KidGenius will always be able to answer the call to action! Please consider providing KidGenius with a consistent and reliable source of funding that will allow us to continue to grow and provide our local community with the services and assistance crucial for the successful development of our special needs community.
Our most current need:
Socialization though extracurricular activities is vital. While children without sensory difficulties find opportunities to readily enjoy various programs of educational and recreational activities, the need remains for an enriched physical environment that supports the sensory needs of those that may easily become over stimulated in a neuro-typical environment.
The KidGenius Innovatrium provides the special needs families of Marion County, Florida with a sensory friendly environment adaptive to the needs of the child on the spectrum, by slowly integrating and exposing the child to various extracurricular activities via small class sizes and a well-controlled environment. This will provide an opportunity for them to learn new skills, improve their talents, self-esteem, and develop relationships with their peers. Once a child feels secure, they are more likely to attempt to successfully integrate within a more traditional, neuro-typical experience.
Our programs are at no cost to the family, which is why your support is so direly needed.
. Our current location in which we host these programs is in need of therapeutic toys that can enhance play and assist bonding between parent and child as well as products that can stimulate and address a child’s vestibular system that will help contribute to the overall participation and enjoyment of our facility. Click here to contribute.
If you would like to make a general donation or sponsorship and wish for us to determine its distribution please feel free to chooses one of the general amount choices below or you can mail a check to: KidGenius 1644 NE 2nd Ave,Building C Ocala, FL 34470 . Thank you for your support.
As a 100% volunteer organization your donation goes right into the services that KidGenius provides. You may also choose to donate on behalf of a child or you can choose to sponsor an entire season for 6-8 children. Each season provides 8-12 weekly sessions that will enrich and empower our little heros. Please click on the various catagory options below and choose which way you would like to help KidGenius.