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Help Some Kids with Autism with a Simple Text Or Few Clicks of Your Mouse

By Joysautismblog @joysautismblog

Information about the Clorox Power a Bright Future Program
Hi friends,

Teachers and parents give students the building blocks they need to learn and grow, but sometimes they can use a little outside help. As education budgets continue to shrink nationwide, The Clorox Company’s Power A Bright Future grant program was created to help schools fund new or ongoing programs that allow children to play, create and explore. I’m hoping you can tell your all of your how they can easily help Augusta, Georgia win up to $50,000 in the Power A Bright Future grant program for our ABA (Autism) education program and I’d like to tell you about it.

After a competitive national nomination period, now it is time for our community to show its support. Help local our county win up to $50,000 by casting votes starting Oct. 24, 2011.

From Oct.24, 2011 through Dec. 9, 2011, adults and children 13 and older can visit www.PowerABrightFuture.com to vote once a day for the program they believe is most deserving of a grant. New this year to the Power A Bright Future program, neighbors, friends and family can now vote for their favorite school right from their phones via text message

The program that receives the highest number of votes will be awarded the $50,000 grand-prize grant, and the next top vote-getters in the Play, Create and Explore categories respectively will each be awarded a $25,000 grant. Also new this year, Clorox’s judge panel will select one additional lucky school to win a $25,000 judge’s choice grant. Visit www.PowerABrightFuture.com for official rules.

Here are four easy steps you and your readers can take to help give our kids better teaching material, technology for learning, hands-on activities and even sensory items to help them focus their attention and learn. Winning this grant would also mean that we could afford more of the needed training for our teachers.

1. Text to vote**

· To vote for Columbia County text Clorox to 44144

· Vote one time every day!

· Spread the word!

**Msg and Data Rates May Apply.

2. Vote online

· Log on to Clorox Power a Bright Future

· Vote one time every day!

· Spread the word!

Information about the nomination that I’m asking you to support

The Columbia County Schools Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorder Program serves 75 students with autism, grades Prek-8th. This program provides intense intervention with low student to teacher ratios. Students are taught towards their individual needs, using research based strategies. Teachers and ABA Therapists use a combination of materials and devices to teach, motivate, and collect data. For example, many students have responded positively to the instructional use of technology. Such as the interactive capabilities of a Smart Board, the immediate access to visual reinforcers on an iPad, and the use of video modeling to teach specific skills. The program also provides support to the families of their students through trainings and access to community support groups. The Columbia County Schools Applied Behavioral Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorder Program believes in teaching the whole child each and every day, with love, care, and compassion.

How this Grant will Help:
How this Grant will Help: This program is part of a public school district. Funding is provided by local, state and federal funds. It is no secret that public school funding, has been reduced dramatically each school year. This grant would help in providing materials for the students that otherwise, the program could not afford. An increased number of SmartBoards could be purchased, so that there is one in each classroom. iPads could be available for staff and students for data collection, student learning, and student access to reinforcement. More specifically the iPad allows for students to have access to this technology in all areas of the school, making tools such as video modeling, easier to use and more effective. In all a grant would give these students more opportunities for success and adaptation in a technological world

This is so important. Too many times students with learning difficulties or differences get the short end of the stick. I am asking you to please vote for this program to receive this grant. You can vote everyday. You can help and it doesn’t cost you a thing. Can you share this on your blog, your facebook, or your twitter? Let’s get these kids with autism this grant.


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