The Call For Action
Domed Rooftop Sports Center for Autism & All Disabilities
Autism is the most common condition in a group of developmental disorders known as the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Impaired social interaction, difficulties with verbal and nonverbal communication, and unusual, repetitive, or severely limited physical activities and interests are miseries faced by the autistic child on a daily basis.
Autism shows no discrimination, as all children can be affected. In 2018, the CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network increased the estimate of autism’s prevalence by 15%, and determined that approximately 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with an ASD: 1 in 37 boys and 1 in 151 girls.
Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices is a nonprofit, nonpublic school for children with autism and related developmental disabilities. We serve all five boroughs of the New York City. Given the alarming incidence of ASDs that rob children of their abilities, we respond to the voices of the children and families that we serve as they strive to achieve their full potential for independence, productivity, and inclusion in the community.
We offer a broad spectrum of evidence-based education and therapy programs in a warm and nurturing environment. We work tirelessly to educate and raise awareness about autism and disabilities so that we all can continue to serve those who need us the most.
Today, we invite you to play a vital role in creating a positive change in children's lives by fundraising for the Domed Rooftop Sports Center for Autism & All Disabilities.
With the addition of the new gym indoor facility, Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices will be able to offer a rich array of exercise activities, organized sports and movements, and other sport engaging initiatives enhanced with ABA methodologies, which are specifically designed to meet the needs of children with autism.