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Inclusion Leads to Success for Kids with Special Needs Recovering
from the shock of her daughter’s cerebral palsy diagnosis 10 years ago,
Cindy Spindler of San Diego, CA, was handed a copy of a well-known
essay from 1987 titled “Welcome to Holland.” The essay, written by Emily
Perl Kingsley and given to many new parents of kids with special needs,
likens the news of a disability to an unexpected change in travel
plans, where after months of planning and preparing to visit one
country, you arrive in another ― a country for which you need an
entirely different guide book. The outcome is encouraging, and the
essay struck a chord with Cindy and her family, who wondered if their
“new” normal – raising a child with various chronic conditions -- was
going to be filled with difficulty, disappointment, and isolation. Read more
Member Organizations, What Are Your New Year's Resolutions for 2014?
To raise more money? To work smarter? To build your board? To cultivate more donors? As part of Festival of Children Foundation's commitment to offering programs and resources to strengthen our member charities, we offer Achieve's webinars and online resource library free to staff, board members, and key volunteers at your organizations. Many of you are already familiar with Derrick Feldmann, Achieve's CEO, from the seminars he has led on behalf of Festival of Children Foundation. Achieve, a creative agency for causes, offers an online resource library that holds more than 270+ tools and templates that will save your organization’s hard-earned resources and time. Need a template for grant writing? Achieve Access has it. Want some suggestions for asking a corporation for sponsorship? Achieve Access has that, too. From webinars to white papers, Achieve Access has an unparalleled collection of resources. Spread the word!