In 1985, a group of Central Alberta parents and professionals gathered around a kitchen table to explore how the needs of their children could be better served – and their potential more fully realized.
Today that small group has grown into Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre, a busy charitable organization that provides many services, including assessment, therapy and preschool services for children with special needs.
“We believe that, just as children aren’t one dimensional, neither are their needs,” notes Fund Development Coordinator Melissa Vine. “Our community’s teamwork brought us together, and it’s teamwork that now defines our approach to care.”
By working together to discover potential, Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre helps paint a bigger picture for the best outcome; recognizing that being a parent of a child with special needs can feel uncertain, they are here to provide hope.
Join them on their Journey of Hope:
Aspire’s 2021 Journey of Hope campaign supports children with special needs and their families right here in Central Alberta.
“Journey of Hope stems from the families that work so hard to support their kiddos, and how we all work together to create a path forward for each child,” Vine explains. “We hope that people can join us on this journey.”
From May 9 to 30, check out their online auction packed with items you won’t want to miss! Some of the many possibilities include a Red Deer date night, including a gift card for pizza from Famoso, a growler fill from Red Hart and a sunset paddle from Mountain Surf Co. – now how’s that for an evening out!
You’ll also find decor, tools and jewellery, including unique items from Hillberg and Berk, and an exciting Air Canada package to take advantage of once it’s safe to enjoy travel again. The winning bidder will enjoy two economy Air Canada passes to anywhere in North America, including Mexico and Hawaii, paired with a stylish three-piece luggage set.
If you can’t participate in the auction, don’t worry, there are still many more ways to support the vital work of Aspire Special Needs. You can become a sponsor, donate or even buy a ticket for the Aspire Children’s Raffle, which will be drawn this summer.
Thanks to the amazing sponsors, every dollar raised supports programs and services for children with special needs and their families in our community. Show your support and join them on their Journey of Hope.
To learn more about Aspire Special Needs, make sure to visit them online today.