2022 #TeamBluePower Supported Organizations
Band Together Pittsburgh hosts open mics, music workshops and live performances for those on the autism spectrum. Band Together Pittsburgh uses music as an instrument for change through innovative programming, experiences, and vocational opportunities.
The efforts of Balance Autism took root in 1994 as The Homestead because its earliest program focused on a working farm where adults with autism could live and work, raising fruits and vegetables. Since then, Balance Autism has evolved to serve persons of all ages.
HOIDSA has proved its commitment to improving the quality of life of persons with Down syndrome, as well as those with other disabilities, by sponsoring local workshops and conferences on topics such as health, inclusive education, and behavioral support strategies. Hundreds of parents, educators, direct care providers, and other advocates have benefited from these opportunities. The list of nationally renowned experts and speakers HOIDSA has brought to the tri-county area continues to grow, and we have the reputation of being one of the only local groups to provide these trainings to educators and others at a reasonable cost.
The Detroit Institute For Children serves children with special needs in over 150 schools, Head Start, and Early Intervention programs throughout Metro Detroit, southeast, central and southwest Michigan. Services provided include speech language pathology, occupational and physical therapies, social work, psychological services, special education consulting and mental health services.
The Mid-Michigan Autism Association (MMAA) is made up of local people working to improve the quality of life for individuals and families living with developmental disability in Mid-Michigan. In 2008, the MMAA was started by a small group of parents and professionals who wanted to understand best treatment options and local resources for our kids with autism. Early on, we identified that the work we were doing applied to families living with developmental disabilities of all kinds. Thus the by line Autism Driven, not Autism Specific.
Food For Good Thought is a non-profit that provides employment services, job training and sustained employment supports to individuals with autism. Their program EveryBody Works is a transition program that blends post-secondary education with paid work experiences. They employ individuals with autism in their gluten-free bakery, working with job coaches to develop skills.
The mission of Central Coast Autism is to strengthen quality of life for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, and the lives they touch, through compassion, commitment, and collaboration.
Coryell Autism Center aims to improve the lives of individuals, as well as families living with an autism diagnosis. We also work hard to train compassionate and dedicated staff. We provide a resource center for information, networking and advocacy support. In addition, we offer supervised peer mentoring and social skills programs for adults and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as an academic major and minor curriculum. Finally, we can provide hands-on training opportunities for those interested in working in the field of ASD.
The mission at Teri Campus of Life is to improve the quality of life for children and adults with developmental and learning disabilities, and to change the way the world sees them, allowing for inclusion within the community.
Hetlinger Developmental Services specializes in employment services for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Assistance is provided for placement and support in competitive, integrated employment, as well as working in the on-site workshop.
Operated by Hope 4 Autism, the resale shop (Visions of Hope) is a platform for providing vocational training for individuals with autism in Farmington, MO, enabling them to become more employable and self-sufficient. Another exciting component of the shop is to offer interview clothing to individuals who are in need of appropriate attire in order to gain employment. The interview outfits will be offered FREE of charge and will be provided through a voucher system by local agencies.
Scott Stokely donated $125 to TLC The Learning Center of Northeast Arkansas as a result of the scores from the 2022 DGPT Elite Series Event The Jonesboro Open. The Learning Center is a nonprofit organization that operates an Early Intervention Day Treatment Program, Outpatient Therapy Clinic, Adult Development Day Program and other specialized services.
The cash win at the 2022 Music City Open will support the Tennessee School for the Blind mission to provide free, appropriate, and individualized educational services to eligible students in a safe environment that will promote independence and a positive self-image, as well as provide information and technical assistance to families, schools, and agencies serving all Tennessee children who are visually challenged.
At the 2022 DGPT Texas State Championships Team Blue Power is is donating to TLC of Tyler Andrews Center. Founded in 2009, The Treatment and Learning Center for Children with Autism (TLC) is the only full time, center-based treatment facility in East Texas, accepting children from 18 months to 21 years of age. We work closely with families to identify their child’s needs, then provide individualized treatment to each child utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) techniques. Our goal is to reduce each child’s need for continuing 1:1 training by teaching functional skills that help them integrate into their natural learning environments.
HOCTIL was chosen for the 2022 DGPT Silver Series Open at Belton. Heart of Central Texas Independent Living Center (HOCTIL) is dedicated to the promotion of independence for persons with disabilities through self-determination and to advocate for persons with disabilities for equal access and actively participate in their community.
The beneficiary of the 2022 DGPT Waco Annual Charity Open is The Baylor University Center for Developmental Disabilities. Team Blue Power is joining the tournament to add our contribution. Baylor Center for Developmental Disabilities concentrates on addressing the complex issues of autism and other developmental conditions through its cooperative research, educational, and service programs. The Center is a collaborative partnership with Baylor University and Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's, which is part of the Scott & White Health Care System.
Team Blue Power chose the Best Buddies to support at the 2022 DGPT Las Vegas Challenge. Best Buddies of Nevada offers One-to-One Friendship, Integrated Employment, and Leadership Development programs for individuals with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in Nevada.