For the past eight years, I have been working at The F.U.S.E. (Foundations for Understanding Social Engagement) School, a therapeutic school in Lexington, MA. Our program serves children from preschool through 1st grade with diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention and Hyperactivity Disorders, Anxiety, Language Disorders, and Sensory Processing Disorder.
Our kids and parents are truly amazing, each day they go above and beyond to connect, play, and learn in a group. Teachers facilitate play, collaboration, and sensory movement in the classroom all day. However, we need an appropriate playground for them to expand their play and movement outdoors!
Kids need play more than ever! Play is not only the foundation for future classroom learning, but helps children develop the social skills and problem solving capabilities to be happy, healthy, and successful. Through play children build a sense of self, develop confidence, and strengthen peer connections. On playgrounds kids learn to take safe risks, cooperate, and imagine together. This time helps our children gain sensory input needed to regulate themselves, and express and regulate their emotions.
We have a beautiful outdoor space, but we desperately need a playground! Each day I see so much potential in our playspace and I think of how our children deserve an outdoor space to foster these skills during such informative years of their life. Could you please donate to help us make this dream a reality? Your donation could help us build a fence, create a sand box, and buy the proper materials to cover the mud.
Please take a moment to visit our website http://www.fuseprogram.com
Thank you for supporting FUSE any way you can! A donation of any amount is greatly appreciated to help us reach our goal of $10,000!