This month, you can double your impact for children with Autism. Thanks to a challenge grant from Ralph James and his wife Janice, as part of the James Charitable Gift Fund, every dollar up to $20,000 will be doubled through June 21st. Your support will benefit Sensational Story Time Yoga, which was selected as a finalist in this year’s Arc Tank competition. This magical program addresses the unique learning needs of children with Autism through the transformative power of yoga.
Hurry, this giving challenge ends on June 21st, International Yoga Day! Your gift will allow us to expand Sensational Story Time Yoga. Together, we will increase children’s access to literacy, promote social and emotional wellness, and improve their community connections.
Children with Autism often have difficulties with speech and language, developing important literacy skills, and social communication. In response, The Arc offers programming that positively impacts their learning—and their lives. Sensational Story Time Yoga engages children in an environment that encompasses language, peers, and movement, which results in 360º learning. We combine story time with sensory kits and yoga to offer a hands-on educational experience. With your gift, we will develop an online training to expand this program to libraries across the country.
Jen’s daughter, Nora, attends this program at their local library. “It’s just been such a wonderful, wonderful gift, and I feel like that gift needs to be extended to other parents. It’s heartbreaking and isolating to not be able to do things as a family, so to find a space where your kid can ‘look typical’ and fit in and they can feel so confident, is truly amazing. Nora normally enters places behind me and I have to duck and see where she is. But she just sails right into yoga with a bright smile… and is ready to go. It’s such a beautiful space to be with all these people who are creating this really special, unique experience together.”
Sensational Story Time Yoga is an incredible program that has transformed the lives of more than
300 children with Autism across the South Shore, and our goal is to make it available to all families. You can double your impact by having your gift matched, up to $20,000, through June 21st. You will improve the learning of children with Autism and create a more inclusive society for all families.
This is a unique opportunity to change the lives of thousands of children with Autism. Will you join us? Please support The Arc today.