Rotarians use their multidisciplinary perspectives to see new challenges in unique ways. FOCUS Center for Autism uses a similar approach. When providing services to children on the Autism Spectrum, an integrative approach is used to address the variety of critical needs that can impede success. In its Extended Day Treatment Program, two of those needs include breakfast and transportation. If a child does not receive proper nutrition, they can be impacted cognitively, academically and socially. If transportation becomes an issue, their continuity of care is disrupted. FOCUS has alleviated these concerns by running successful Breakfast and Transportation Programs.
Rotarians believe that responsible leadership means making the most out of every award they give. For the Rotary Club of Avon-Canton, this comes in the form of a $1,000 grant awarded to FOCUS earlier this year. The funds are being used to provide nutritious breakfast items and to subsidize the transportation costs of two children. FOCUS is very appreciative of the Avon-Canton Rotary’s generosity, and thanks them for their support.
The Rotary Club of Avon-Canton was founded in 1973. Currently, the club has 70 members, each making significant contributions to Avon and Canton through their unique skills, talents and expertise. Annual fundraising enables the Rotary Club of Avon-Canton to offer charitable assistance to individuals and organizations in need, and to perform numerous service projects that enhance the quality of life for all in our communities. The Rotary Club of Avon-Canton welcomes women and men from diversified business and professional vocations. In its leadership role as a service organization, Rotary extends membership to people who will voluntarily and willingly dedicate themselves to the ideals of Rotary and a commitment to “Service above Self”. For more information, visit their website.
FOCUS Center for Autism is a grassroots, community-based nonprofit whose mission is helping children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders achieve their full potential. Since becoming a nonprofit in 2000, FOCUS has developed into a well respected community-based model of treatment that has now served over 600 children and families.
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