I Heart Child Development School

$9,650
38%
Raised toward our $25,000 Goal
11 Donors
16
days left
Project ends on May 07, at 12:00 AM PDT
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I Heart Child Development School

Our children need your help! The Child Development School (CDS) at the University of California, Irvine is a place where children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit /  hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related conditions can learn to achieve and experience academic success, while acquiring life skills that can be carried into adulthood -- skills that might even help them parent a new generation. It's also where parents are actively trained how to apply the best educational and behavioral practices in their homes, and where they find support and strength to face the unique challenges that come with parenting a child with ADD and related disorders.

Help us raise $25,000 to support this program if you heart CDS as much as we do! The Steinmann Family has generously pledged $5,000 to help us get started, and will give another $5,000 if we can get 50 gifts by UCI Giving Day, April 25!

Unfortunately, program costs are rising. Many of our most promising students are at risk of losing this opportunity to learn and thrive in this one-of-a-kind educational environment. You can help these children complete the program. 

We are leaving no stone unturned in the search for solutions for the families who see their children making progress, but who are unable to pay total program costs. Your gift today will help us cover some or all of their expenses.

We cherish our friends of the Child Development School. We hope you will partner with us to create a learning space where as many as half our students are able to receive some support for their ongoing education. We look forward to working together towards a brighter future for children with ASD and ADD/ADHD in Orange County and beyond!

To learn more about UCI Child Development School, please visit: http://cdc.uci.edu/ or https://www.facebook.com/UCIChildDevelopmentSchool/

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$25

Blue Star

There are 55,000 school aged children in Orange County diagnosed with ADHD and 10,000 more on the Autism spectrum. We appreciate your support in creating a brighter tomorrow for our students.

$50

Bronze Star

Children with ADHD are 2.7 times as likely to drop out of school before high school graduation. We appreciate your support in creating a brighter tomorrow for our students.

$100

Silver Star

Autism and ADD/ADHD are on the rise and public schools lack the resources needed to provide proper attention to behaviors that can interfere with learning. We appreciate your support in creating a brighter tomorrow for our students.

$175

Gold Star

The Child Development School is the only school in Orange County exclusively for children with ADHD and related conditions. We appreciate your support in creating a brighter tomorrow for our students.

$250

Platinum Star

In the last five years at the CDS, 308 dedicated adults that have learned specialized parenting techniques. We appreciate your support in creating a brighter tomorrow for our students.

$500

Blue and Gold Star

The Child Development School has a 5 to 1 therapeutic staff to student ratio. In the last five years, 192 children with unique talents and potential have attended CDS. We appreciate your support in creating a brighter tomorrow for our students.

$1,000

Super Star

We cherish our friends and our growing community of donors, and thank you for partnering with CDS. We appreciate your support in creating a brighter tomorrow for our students.

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