The Parker Autism Foundation is a non-profit 501(C)(3) volunteer based organization dedicated to serving children with autism spectrum disorders and their families in the Greater Charlotte, NC Region (Mecklenburg, Union and Cabbarus Counties).
Our goal is to raise funds to provide scholarships for services for those children who so desperately need the assistance but whose families cannot afford the often overwhelming cost associated with caring for a family member affected by autism.
Donations we receive help to fund Camp Dakota Summer Camp Scholarships, Field Trips, our iPad Program, Annual Holiday Program, Disney Dream Come True™ Program, and to fund the variety of Educational Programs provided by The Parker Autism Foundation. In addition, a portion of financial gifts are also set aside to fund future programs.
PAF is proud to have several programs that benefit those affected directly with autism and their families. We endeavor to create new programs as the need for support changes and grows. Some of the projects we are looking into for the future are Work Programs for those affect with ASD, Group Housing and forming and fostering Big Brother/Big Sister™ relationships.
With help from you, we can make all these programs a reality, and many more!
We believe that every child with autism deserves the chance to succeed!
Parker Autism Foundation -- Some of What We Do includes...
- CAMP: we host an Annual Summer Camp for children with an ASD (autism spectrum disorder), Camp Dakota and grant scholarships when applicable
- SUPPORT: we offer support for parents and families of children with autism
- TECHNOLOGY: our iPad program for children and adults with autism has been a huge success
- FINANCIAL AID: our Annual Holiday Program helps those with ASD who are financially in need.
- DISNEY: our bi-annual Disney "Dream Come True" Program provides for several families to visit Disney World - for those who have never been and our unable to afford a ''trip of a lifetime'' such as this.
- EDUCATION: we hold workshops for parents and therapists to learn more about autism and treatment options.
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