Children with Developmental Disabilities
The mission aim is to help and serve the children with developmental disabilities in order that they become independent and fruitful in their lives and community. For this goal, the mission implement and conduct tasks as the following;
(a) Develope the rehabilitation facilities, educational programs, art & music therapy sessions for children with developmental disabilities.
(b) Provide the counseling and information referral services for the disabled.
(c) Offer financial support and scholarship programs for the disabled children.
Children with disabilities have far greater needs than most others. Neighbors and community members are often unsure how to respond to these needs, so children with disabilities and their families are left to feel abandoned behind walls of isolation and prejudice.
America Wheat Mission is a sign of hope to the wider world of the essential values of the heart. Perhaps an extraordinary notion in our fast-paced and consumer-driven society, we believe that these qualities, expressed through vulnerability and simplicity, actually make those with a disability our real teachers about what is most immportant in life:to love and to be loved. Our volunteers find their time in an America Wheat Mission to be life-giving, challenging, and fun.
We are currently serving 35-40 people with various disabilities mostly from area of Bergen County; 17 people with autisum (55%), 7 people with intellectual disability (21%), 3 people with down syndrome (8%), 2 people with mutiple disabilities (4%), and 2 people with visual impairment (4%). The age of our disabled students range from 5 to 21 year olds.
We offer free After School Programs and Saturday School Session for children with developmental disabilities. These classes provide appropriate programs for education and recreation to help kids with disabilities by helping them to develop their intellectual and social abilities. The teachers and volunteers work together to focus on activities that will help the kids with physical and mental disabilities to improve their cognitive, social and independent living skills.
We are currently offering free writing/speech, music and art therapy sessions for children with learning disabilities.
Our staffs and volunteers are from all stages of life: high school, after college, as a shift from a previous career, or after their formal career. Volunteers work to build a relationship of mutual care and support with persons with disabilities. As an international organization, we often welcome voluntees from other countries, which can add a unique cultural diversity to our organizations.