The EdCeptional Kids initiative is designed specifically to help bridge the gap between families and schools to improve educational services for children with disabilities.
EdVenture’s EdCeptional Kids Initiative is designed to empower parents and caregivers of children with disabilities to become more actively involved in their child’s education. EdVenture strives to provide resources to families to bridge the gap between school and community resources. EdVenture recognizes the need for all parents to be involved in their child’s education, but parents of children with disabilities are often overwhelmed by the amount of resources available, while others are unaware of the resources to be found in their community.
EdVenture hosts an annual (pending funding) Mini-Conference “Celebrating Children with Disabilities” This half-day conference will provide a variety of presentations about children with disabilities to provide information to parents, caregivers, teachers and healthcare providers.
Twice a year, EdVenture Children’s Museum opens its doors after hours (and free of charge) to families of children with disabilities. Representatives of organizations that provide services to children with disabilities will be present to answer parents questions about available community resources.
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and sensory processing differences are invited to join us for a sensory-friendly time, the first hour of operation (9-10 a.m.), the first Sunday of every month. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the museum in a safe and accepting environment, and enjoy interactive, hands-on activities.
Dr. Kathie Williams, Director of Public Health
EdCeptional Kids is presented by: