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Two current activities emphasize this concern for the community and an active involvement in helping individuals who are less fortunate: 1) the opening of Prelude Clubhouse and 2) All-Abilites Playground project.
A community center for adults living with mental illness, its members collaborate with trained staff to perform all the work necessary to maintain the organization and facility. Members contribute their unique skills to further each member's wellness and recovery. The work-ordered day provides a routine schedule while after-hours social activities provide opportunities for fun and fellowship and ongoing education.
Prelude Clubhouse is located at Vintage Church, 107 E. Lamar Street in McKinney and just opened its doors as of February 7th 2017.
You can contact Prelude Clubhouse by going to: preludeclubhouse.org or calling Diana McEwen, Volunteer Acting Director, at 469-301-6639.
All-Abilities Playground Project
Imagine a playground where children of all abilities and ages can play together, with a focused consideration for children with special needs.
An “All Abilities” playground expands the focus of a standard playground to allow children with special needs (Down’s Syndrome, autism, muscular dystrophy, visual and hearing impairments, cerebral palsy, spina bifida and other challenges) to experience the “Gift of Play” alongside other children.
This is exactly what is coming to McKinney! Organized by the McKinney Rotary club, the playground will be located at Bonnie Wenk Park, near the corner of Virginia Parkway and Hardin Blvd.
If you wish to donate to the All-Abilities Playground go to: rotaryplayground.com.
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Tracks 4 Kids is a 501 C 3 non-profit organization devoted to helping children with Autism, ADHD and related disorders fully develop social skills and give back to the community.
Current news related to Tracks 4 Kids involves a fund raising activity this March and a fishing trip for high functioning Autistic Children in April.
Filtered Coffee House CEU's
March 18 at Filtered Coffee House in downtown McKinney between 2 to 4 pm , we will be holding a continuing education credit seminar for licensed psychologists directed by Dr. Morris. The seminar is open to the entire community and addresses the subject of testing Autistic children. Issues such as the challenges of getting accurate diagnoses for children with autism as well as what tests can be used to measure cognitive function in this specific population will be the primary areas of discussion. After the presentation, the meeting will be open for questions.
Donations of 30 to 40 dollars for the CEU credit are appreciated.
For those who love coffee there can be no better place to get a great cup then Filtered. We look forward to seeing you there!
Location: Filtered Coffee House 218 E. Louisiana St., McKinney, TX 75069
Fundraising Fishing Trip
April 29th is our annual fundraising fishing trip for high function Autistic Children.
During the trip kids will learn not only how to fish safely but key tricks of the trade. Families and children who wish to attend the fishing trip will all meet at the Allen Medical Pavilion parking lot at 9 am on the 29th of April.
Location: 997 Raintree Circle, Allen, TX 75013
Cost: 35 dollars donation per child taking part in the fishing class
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