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- Provided free psychological assessments and parent trainings to 99 families through the Family FIRST program
- Graduated 10 children from the Brent Woodall Foundation's programs and integrated them into regular education classrooms.
- Expanded Woodallkids Outreach by launching the Outreach in the Outback program in Australia and the Spanish Outreach programs.
- Graduated 8 children from the Cristi's Outreach Foundation in Romania and integrated them into regular education classrooms
Launching Spanish Outreach
On November 21st, 2013 the Spanish Outreach Program held its first workshop in Saginaw, Texas. Over 20 Spanish speaking families from the Arlington-Fort Worth area attended, most of them with limited accessibility to services because of language limitations. My goal was to help the families at the workshop understand that while limited educational or financial resources are important factors affecting their families, it does not necessarily mean that finding help and services for their children is impossible.
In a very relaxed atmosphere, Assistant Therapist Tatiana and I had the opportunity to tell these families about the mission of the Brent Woodall Foundation for Exceptional Children, the programs offered, and an introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis. I had the pleasure of meeting so many wonderful families who have built strong connections and relationships with each other. By the time we were done answering questions and sharing some delicious food, Tatiana and I successfully registered over 12 families interested in monthly consultation services in Spanish starting in 2014. We left with a feeling of happiness and excitement for what is yet to come as we start learning more about new families and making them a part of the Brent Woodall Foundation community. I am pleased to say that after months of preparation to launch the Spanish Outreach Program, I expected nothing but success.
The mission of the Spanish Outreach Program is to bring awareness to families about early intervention and offer services to the Hispanic community by providing training for parents and a free initial assessment. Our goal is to help parents create an individualized educational plan aimed to target their child's specific needs.
From the desk of
Evelyn Qui�onez Flores,
Assistant Director of Spanish Outreach
A Special thanks to the "Manos Extendidas" Support Group for opening their door to the Brent Woodall Foundation and helping to spread awareness to Spanish-speaking families.
From the Woodallkids Blog
Over the holidays, the Brent Woodall Foundation compiled a list of low-budget activities to do with children with autism in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. From jumping on trampolines, chasing trains, to seeing an interactive children's play, this blog post has a few really cool ideas to do with your kids and shoo away the remaining holiday jitters
Hiking for Autism
Support Chris Waltenburg as he hikes the Appalachian Trail,
a total of 2,178 miles. His goal: to raise $10,000 for the
Brent Woodall Foundation for Exceptional Children.
He has raised over $7,000 already.
"What motivates a person to take on any difficult challenge?
A complete thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail has been a personal goal of mine for quite some time. Completely hiking the Appalachian Trail start to finish will undoubtedly bring extreme satisfaction. I look forward to standing on Mt. Katadin, Maine and reflecting on my journey.
The thought of raising money to help promote the work of the Brent Woodall Foundation for Exceptional Children is all the motivation I need to do this goal. I would like to shine a light on the courage of the parents who live every day in autism's shadow. The Brent Woodall Foundation empowers parents of children with autism and developmental disabilities and encourages involvement in their children's therapy. They provide educational training, customized academic and behavioral plans, and psychological assessments, all of this with modest financial support. I believe that children with autism, as with any illness, should have the best chance possible at a fulfilling life, This foundation helps to provide that chance. Help me help children with autism by sponsoring my hike of the Appalachian Trail." - Chris Waltenburg
Sponsor Chris's Hike for Autism:
Lend a Hand Quarter Auction
Benefiting the Brent Woodall Foundation
Lend a Hand is a community based group that combines
the fun of an auction with local direct- and home-based businesses to help local charities.
January 19, 2013
2:00 to 5:00 PM
3508 Harwood Road, Suite 202
Bedford, TX 76021
$3 Cover Charge at the door
**No one under 18 permitted**
Please bring lots of quarters to bid on the
products offered by generous business owners.
Auction- door prizes- 50/50 raffle- and more!
Learn more on Facebook HERE.
Thank you to everyone who
donated to the Cristi's Outreach
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BWF Books Now on Amazon!
Meeting Challenges, Making Connections
A Brent Woodall Foundation book series
Written by Carol Alexander
Illustrated by Richard Weinstein
These children's books are designed for the Brent Woodall Foundation's unique children and special families. Geared for children ages 4 through 9, these books feature lovable kids coping with vital issues and mastering important skills.
Click on a book to learn more and purchase on Amazon.
A Super Easy Way to Help
Register yourself on www.GoodSearch.com and choose the Brent Woodall Foundation as the mission you want to support. Every time you use the GoodSearch search engine, the company will donate one cent to the Brent Woodall Foundation. This is an alternative to Google that will do a whole lot of GOOD for children with autism. It is free and easy to use. Fund-raise for the BWF with just a click of your mouse!