Texadia had an opportunity last night to donate and take part in a spectacular event for the children at Focus on the Future School for Autism – http://focussped.com/. Texadia and other companies occupied multiple suites at the Embassy Suites Dallas near the Galleria. We decorated the door making it a fun way to “knock” and say “Trick or Treat”. The children were able to walk around the hotel knocking on doors and have a Halloween celebration in a safe environment. We had candy and stickers to pass out, plus a pumpkin and bat decorating station for the kids to create their own jack-o-lantern.
There were special guests; Rowdy, Dallas Cowboy Mascot, Higher Hopes balloon artist, David Rollins with the Seattle Mariners, Ty Washington with Daytona Tortugas plus additional games and activities.
Some of these children Trick-or-Treated for the first time in their lives. The children as well as the parents were so excited at the opportunity.
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior. Parents usually notice signs in the first two years of their child’s life. These signs often develop gradually, though some children with autism reach their developmental milestones at a normal pace and then regress.
Brenda M. Batts, Ph.D., Director for the school, was overwhelmed with joy. She, the teachers and staff all dressed up with the kids and walked throughout the hotel together. You can see the proud dedication these amazing heroes have on the children’s lives. We can’t say enough about the school and what they are doing to help these children and their families literally “Focus on their Future”. Preparing the students and their parents for day-to-day real life events that we all take for granted as normal tasks.
Focus on the Future Training Center is an accredited and highly regarded private school in Plano, Texas for students, ages 3 to Grade 12, with Autism and other developmental disorders. They offer some of the best Autism early intervention in the country, as well as unique individualized curriculum featuring Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Music instruction.
Please take the time to visit their website. Brenda encourages anyone to stop by and visit. Thank you Embassy Suites for allowing us to participate in this event.