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.
KidGenius offers extracurricular activities in an enriched physical environment that supports the sensory needs of those that may easily become over stimulated in a neuro-typical environment.
Together with participating instructors, classes and programs provide our little heroes the opportunity to participate in fun and engaging ways to exert their energy, learn new skills, improve their talents and 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.
Classes are seasonal and on average we expect a 8 to 10 week commitment for each season. Classes are provided via a scholarship courtesy of KidGenius partners. We do ask that if you are able to cover the cost of material needed, such as uniforms, that you please do so in order to optimize the funding that KidGenius receives per season.
Please be sure to follow us on all of our social media platforms and have your child registered so that you can be alerted of when each season is beginning. We don’t want you to miss a thing!
Circle of Parents® provides a friendly, supportive environment led by parents and other caregivers. It’s a place where anyone in a parenting role can openly discuss the successes and challenges of raising children. It’s a place where they can find and share support.
The KidGenius Circle of Parents support group is free of charge and offers respite care during the session.
Feel like you need a more personal experience, through KidGenius partnerships we can help you find a provider who is willing to listen and address your needs that you may not feel comfortable sharing in a group.
Our Grass root efforts to educate the public, through events such as our Autism Summit or Mayoral Proclamations, there is always something going on at KidGenius making sure that our county knows more about our needs and striving for more diverse, inclusion rich environments. Our efforts are EPIC! Join us and be part of something SUPER!