The mission of the Learning Links Foundation: Community Outreach Program is to provide support to local organizations that cater to individuals with varying exceptionalities as well as providing educational resources to parents, families and professionals.
Organizations and exceptionalities:
The Learning Links Foundation: Community Outreach Program is dedicated to promoting awareness and support to a variety of exceptionalities. The needs we cater to include but are not limited to: Autism and related disabilties, Apraxia, Fragile x, Learning Disabilities and other speech and language delays. The Learning Links Foundation: Community Outreach Program will form liaisons with organizations (such as UM card) that provide services to individuals and families with the previously mentioned disabilities.
Parent Educational Series:
The Learning Links Foundation: Community Outreach Program is committed to providing parents and families with support and continuous acquisition of knowledge. The parent educational series will be based on surveys completed by parents as well as information frequently requested to our teachers and therapists.
Topics may include:
· Home Routines
· Sensory Diets
· Language Increase
· Academic Help
· Eating Habits
Long Term Goals:
Community Outreach Program has as a long term goal the bringing down of various speakers and specialists to help raise awareness and provide parents, families, therapists and community leaders with an eclectic knowledge base. There are many wonderful opportunities for learning out there but by bringing these individuals into our community, we will be able to reach local families, educators and therapists and bring in information specific to the needs of our community.
We will be looking for experts on:
· Augmentative and Alternative Communication
· Child Development
· Behavioral Techniques
· Self Regulation Techniques
· Sensory Integration
· Information for individuals with Fragile X syndrome
· Information for individuals with apraxia and autism
· Information for individuals with learning disabilities
· Biomedical Intervention