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We Care - NIU's Autism Caregiver Group

Raised toward our $2,500 Goal
41 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on April 19, at 12:05 AM CDT
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We Care - NIU's Autism Caregiver Group

We are a group of NIU faculty and students with interests in supporting families to those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our focus is to provide helpful information, resources and a supportive environment while also providing families with opportunities to connect with community professionals and therapeutic or recreational activities. In turn, the group simultaneously offers an enhanced educational experience for our NIU students.

We need donor support to continue our efforts as well as to increase our resources/outreach events! This year, we are thrilled to return to hosting in-person events, as well as continuing to provide a monthly newsletter packed with resources, webinars, crafts, activities and connection opportunities for families.

Sensory specific items are vital, and these items allow us to provide children with the tools they need to succeed.

Thank you for supporting us!

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Help where needed

Your gift of $5 or more can be applied to any of the levels that will support the Autism Caregivers Group


Arts and craft supplies

Whether it be paper or glue, it all adds up to fun! Help us inspire our littlest artists while we share resources with their parents.


Sensory light up bouncy balls

Things that bounce and light up? Yes!


Noise cancelling headphones

A set of these will ensure our little ones have a more enjoyable experience.


Sensory Board games

Children will build skills while having fun with a variety of sensory board games.


Children’s books – all levels

Help us build our children’s library that includes diverse reading opportunities and books in Spanish.


Bubble machines

Bubbles that appear on their own? Need we say more?


Foam balance beam

Foam balance beams help improve coordination in a safe way while children enjoy indoor fun.


Foam stepping stones

Forge your own path with a set of these foam stepping stones that encourage toddler balance and gross motor skills.


Bean bag chairs

Help provide comfy seating for children with this bright colored vinyl bean bag chair.


Sensory wall panels

This multi-sensory busy board contains 8 different activities. The 5 panels feature percussive instruments, mazes, rotational pieces, interlocking cogs and more.


Soft Foam Active Playset

Toddlers and children can safely explore new heights on this all-in-one climber that stimulates young imaginations! They'll climb up the steps, over the sturdy tunnel, scoot down the slide and crawl through the tunnel.


Apple iPad

Technology in your hands is a helpful tool for little ones!


Indoor play gym

This indoor wooden playground for toddlers and children include 6-in-1 is fun for many ages and helps with gross motor skills like lifting, stacking and carrying.

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