AiN’s 3rd Annual Egg Hunt for Children with Special Needs

May 19th brought the celebration of spring and an early Easter Egg Hunt for children with special needs and their families.  AiN hosting their 3rd annual egg hunt was Saturday, where AiN volunteers and Pleasant Hill Chamber Members packed 1,200 plastic eggs for 31 kids to find.  Each child received an AiN Easter Basket (this year an AiN bag) which included bubbles, slinkies, sensory toys, sunglasses and so much more.

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Because we had the budget AiN reached out to two other organizations that serve children with special needs. One of the organizations used the egg hunt as an Applied Behavior Analysis social group outing.  While the other organization used it as a family day out; offering networking between parents while children joined in the egg hunt.

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Animal Planet at Revive!

DSCN2851Autumn Green, founder of All in Need, hosted her June event on Saturday June 20. The theme of each event varies from month to month, and this month was “animals near and far”.

   On Saturday, there were about 10 children and 10 volunteers who came to support the event. Autumn hosts all the events herself by organizing different activities for the children.

   The activities began with animal racing between all of the kids. They did ape walks, frog jumps, bear crawls, and crab crawls.

    After each kid participated, they moved on to arts and crafts.

    The arts and crafts are divided up into two groups consisting of one for the smaller children and another for the youth. They do one activity which could either be painting or drawing. These crafts require the children to use basic skills such as cutting, gluing and painting.

    Following the arts and crafts, the kids did yoga, had story time and watched a series of educational videos. Then, they danced a long to some songs and ended the program with some more interactive games.

    All the children participated in these activities and had fun interacting with all of the other kids.

     The next event will be on July 18.

 

Written by: Fatma Ali

Photos by: Ally Tipton

2015 AiN Changes

Several changes are coming in 2015, the first of which is the early registration cost will be $35 per event. Regular registration cost will be $40 and late registration will be $45 (plus a $1 processing fee per transaction). With that being said, the board has agreed to allow the annual memberships to stay at $25 per month. What this means is you will pay $25 plus processing fee and it is automatically taken out of your account through Paypal or you can choose to pay for the entire year at one time.

The increase was necessary for us to be able to pay for our events and insurance. The insurance is around 50% of AiN total expenses. This still leaves AiN being ran and operated by 100% volunteer staff. The goal for this upcoming year is to be able to move AiN’s storage out of our home (Autumn & Jacob). We are at the point that AiN has moved over taken the garage and is moving in on our living area too.

The memberships will allow us to be able to plan our evenings better for upcoming costs of crafts. This tells us who will be there for sure and the amount of money that we have to spend. What we have found is people do late registration and we then are trying to scramble to get crafts or enough supplies together for all children which usually ends up costing AiN more. This will actually help us stay within our budget.

Another change is that we will only be offering Revive the 3rd Saturday of the month. We have incorporated Social Club Game Night into Revive which gives children 3 hours of social activities compared to the hour and half. This also drops the cost for families who have been attending all events. Social Club Day Out will only be scheduled as our large events like Breakfast with Santa, Birthday Party, Easter Egg hunt, and Halloween Party.

Lastly, after the board had voted on the changes. Jacob and I felt we could offer Revive one time a month all year around compared to taking two months off. Our family’s goal is to continue to support you in raising a child with special needs and we know these changes can add a financial burden; therefore, we feel we can help you in this way.

Lastly, I am truly grateful for being part of you and your children’s lives. I look forward to continuing to share our adventures of raising our children together.

Happy Holidays and wishing each one of you a wonderful 2015.

Preparing for the Easter Bunny 2014

Preparing for the Easter Egg Hunt that AiN is putting on for children with special needs has been so much fun. Togos-Medallion
We have had a lot of support within the community. ToGos has sponsored 15 baskets for children with special needs. They also added coupon’s for a free meal with a purchase of an adult meal. What a great place to eat after the Easter Egg Hunt.

David Levien from Prudential sponsored 10 baskets for children with special needs, and added information to the basket on how he can serve you and your family!

Tanner and Reichhold Orthodontics helped purchase candy for 500+ eggs!
TRC Energy Services employees came together and donated over $175 to help out with the event!
We also had eggs donated from community members: Anne, Cathy, Marilyn and Sherly!
We are not even close to being done yet! These locations have agreed to support an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt!
Slow Hand BBQ
Round Table
Sunshine Café
Music Encounter
Safeway
It is with the support of these amazing businesses that AiN is able to offer your child this opportunity! I cannot wait to see the fun we have at the egg hunt!

October Events

Join us in the month of October for our fun respite events. Your kids will be working on skills and not even know it because they are having so much fun! What will you be doing? A date, sleep, shopping, or cleaning there are so many options for you, but what is important is that you are taking care of yourself!

View our invitation today!

AiN April 2013 Newsletter (Survey, Respite Care Programs, and More)

Respite Survey:
AiN is asking for just a few minutes of your time. We are trying to find out how families value respite care. If your child has ADHD, ASD, OCD, Tourettes, Speech and Language Delays, Sensory Processing, Mitochondrial Disease, Down Syndrome or anything else that wasn’t included, please take a second and fill out the following survey. This includes families that haven’t used All in Need, Family Support, please take a minute and fill out the survey.  Respite Survey

 

Click here to view the rest of the AiN April Newsletter

May 2013 Registration

May Registration is available! Get 1.5 hours to yourself while kids enjoy Sky High the first Saturday in May when you sign them up for Social Club:Day Out!. What would you do with 3 hours of respite when your kids join us at our Revive-5 Senses Theme? Will you enjoy some one on one time with a sibling while your child with special needs joins us for Social Club: Board Game Night?

May Registration.