You can support us through the Keweenaw Community Foundation. Click on our FINANCIAL SUPPORT tab and scroll to the bottom of the page for directions.
The Keweenaw Community Foundation administers a number of community funds. Established in 1994, the mission of the Foundation is to promote philanthropy, develop and manage permanent endowments from a broad range of donors, and award charitable grants that enhance quality of life in the Keweenaw.
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The Wisconsin/Upper Michigan Kiwanis iPad projects goal is to get iPads to as many children on the autism disorder spectrum as possible. If you would like to support this project or if you feel that your child could benefit from this program, please check out the website.
FAMILY WANDERING EMERGENCY PLAN
Our second annual Family Fun Day was a huge success. Thank you Copper Country Elks Lodge 404 for partnering with us to sponsor this community event. Thank you Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital for your support, both financial as well as other support, thank you Swick Home Services for providing us the wonderful billboard for the second year, and the financial support and to all the wonderful volunteers, we certainly could not have done it without your help. A huge thank you to the Houghton Portage Schools for the use of their wonderful facility at Houghton Elementary. Thank you Dave Rheault for donating the use of two of your bouncy houses, all your tables and all the support that you consistently provide us.
Thank you to the Finlandia Hockey team whose volunteers helped with set up and clean up, staffing the climbing wall and some of the games, the Calumet High School and the Houghton High School Robotics Clubs who provided a large contingent of volunteers and the countless individual volunteers.
It certainly meant a lot to the 36 children from 26 families who attended. We had two families all the way from Iron Mountain, a family from Covington and virtually all the communities of the Copper Country. It was a lot of hard work for all, but it definitely was a labor of love. It was so great to see the kids have so much fun.
SO AGAIN...A GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HELPED MAKE THIS HAPPEN. WHAT A GREAT COMMUNITY WE LIVE IN!!
A child or teen can be in grief for many reasons. It can be caused by resentmet. Resentment that they have a brother or sister with an autism spectrum disorder that requires a lot more family focus on that member at the expense of the rest. Grief takes on many forms and we all to often overlook grief in a child or teen, or maybe just don't understand it.
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Parents of children with autism are not looking for sympathy, but hope for understanding. The next time you see a child "misbehaving" in Walmart or the super market, this may not be a "bad" child or a "bad" parent, but it just may be a child with autism who has had a "meltdown" because of over stimulation caused by the number of people, the lights, the noise or all of these things that can be so overwhelming to a child with autism. Don't judge, don't feel sorry, just be understanding!
Persons with autism may possess the following characteristics in various combinations and in varying degrees of severity.