Pause4Kids

Charity & Grassroots
P.O.BOX 7114, Thousand Oaks, CA 91359 P.O.BOX 7114, Thousand Oaks Directions
+18054979596
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PAUSE4kids is a great non profit that helps families of children with special needs by offering scholarships to those that cannot afford services or programs. They are a committed group of parents and professionals who volunteer their time to raise the funds and help get the word out into the Ventura County community.
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Keri Bowers is an autism advocate. She’s a speaker, author, filmmaker, mother, and the founder of Pause4Kids. Normal People Scare Me—her 2006 film made in conjunction with her son, an aspiring filmmaker with autism—interviewed 65 people with autism, exploring seldom-asked questions such as “Do you like being autistic?” and “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Through her films, Keri has spread awareness about autism-spectrum disorders and other disabilities, but her work gets far more hands-on as well.

Pause4Kids aims to improve the quality of special education, empowers parents to support their children, and advocates for children’s legal and civil rights. Following a whole-child philosophy, the organization’s volunteers believe that special education should cover a variety of disciplines, including the academic, social-communication, emotional, and recreation realms to enable youth with disabilities to thrive among their peers. Staff members also sponsor a monthly advocacy group and regular recreational activities, such as Art-A-Thons and Abilities Awareness events.

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