| Jun 14, 2016
Letter to Donors!
New sensory experience
Thank you very much for your generous gift! It is a very valuable support for families who have children with autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays.
Pennsylvania Diversity Children's Organization works with children who have difficulties in social interaction, play and communication. No matter what label has be given to a child, we know that HE or SHE is a unique little person with own strengths and challenges. Our therapists recognize the child's special needs, and it is the most important step towards helping child to be developed and advanced.
All our students are visual learners, and they learn best by looking. We use the Visual Helpers to help them understand and talk about feelings. Alexis likes to say "I am happy", and Joshua says "I am upset". Therapists use the visual cards to help child to solve a problem or express the idea. We use a Social Skills Library, and children listen the stories about feeling good, talking nicely, and behave appropriately. We create a Happy Book together, and children use this book to express their feelings during the classroom activities.
Our children like to use Picture Schedules and Self-Help Boards, and therapists assist them if they have difficulties with following directions or routines. Ari likes to make a choice to point to IPad, and he is always happy to use Picture Schedules to get a favorite activity.
Our little learners enjoy art activities, and they have fun by using the crayons, markers, and posters paint. Alexis likes to draw a picture, and she says "My Mom". Ari likes to use an orange color, and he gives a comment "It's orange" or "Orange". They demonstrate their efforts to talk and to communicate with adults and their peers.
With your kindness we would like to help our children and we would like to continue to provide therapy and a place where children are supported and where parents can get a professional help.
A great big thank you to all people who support us and understand how important to provide opportunities in child's early years.
Challenge yourself to learn!