Jun 10, 2014|
Guests include Edith Gray from Child, Inc, Patrick Davis from Austin Live & Local and Scott Bennett from the Muscular Dystrohy Association.
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It's Sunday may eighteenth then you're listening to inside Austin. I am speaking with -- -- from child incorporated. We are now accepting applications at no cost to families -- their head start program for eligible children ages three to five. Keep listening and she'll share with you all about it. I'm also talking to Patrick Davis from Austin who live and local he's got a great way for you to have some fun this coming at Memorial Day weekend. And benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund at the same time -- and finally I'll be speaking with Scott Bennett from the central Texas chapter of the muscular dystrophy association he's got a call to action for you. Accurate guy aged sixteen and over those series you -- wonderful opportunity to get involved with the FDA summer camp at. Can't sprawling -- Texas that's all coming up next on inside Austin. -- One day and teach chemistry to kids and -- looking architects. My dream is to Galicia. 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Do. Who does he really familiar. With child -- our child incorporated child incorporated child incorporated OK so why did you start out I just filling and what are. What is child incorporated and what are some things -- here in Austin. I think as a head start provider for Travis County at heart is actually a federal program that is and it with the department of US health and human services. Promote school readiness of children ages birth each to five enhancing their cognitive social and emotional development. We are one of many -- -- around the country we do with. Focus on the parent in the Stanley to insure that child the child doesn't development that they meet Heatley are in line. And these are primarily I guess what we're talking about disadvantaged. Families that is correct we actually support family that her. The most vulnerable and -- families and low income bracket okay all right. -- unfamiliar I think headstart is really combination my program that is correct -- and so on this is child inked a headstart. Ante for Travis county and if so how many families tees are. Luckily we serve 18100 families and we actually try to youth service Findlay based on their need. We have thirteen standalone scanners that we serve children three to five of my standalone thinner or actually an early childhood development -- Very similar to what you're used to Wear family drop off their child -- pick up their child with it that day. Throughout the day that child reads these activities stimulating activities cognitive activities we try to stress that continuum of services with with a child and the parent. We try to engage the parent as much as we can we understand that iHome is the first classroom in the parent to first teacher. There was much is our efforts are towards the child we spend as much timing -- the appearance but they've got the correct tools to raise that child to the to to their highest potential. A standalone sinners as one of the options for our services we also have them in that we call collaborative classrooms because we are Travis County. We actually collaborate with all the area school districts including. Austin independent school district. Political independent school district Maynor and del -- And a collaborative classroom is where we have a pre K class and -- four year old children in my what I mean by four year old. It's actual little flexibility there's some flexibility there depending on. When that child birth date is and I school year and a in the head start classroom looks very similar to. Regular pre -- classroom except we might have more resources and more support for the family in the child. On equity on nutrition and we try to establish a potential home. Medical home for the family -- ensure that the child has all the immunizations that they need in their -- today. And an additional option is what we call home based services in approximately 300 -- children actually work under home base. And home based as a visiting teacher model. -- these are families who can't or don't wanna take their children to a traditional classroom. And what a teacher doesn't actually go into the home for an hour and a half every week. They meet with the parent they provide activities bulk literature. Resource is to ensure that that child is stimulated in the home and we do this actually from -- and mention from burst. 85 and we actually work work on a prenatal basis with mothers pregnant mothers. That is terrific those already is is that concept in a term that you hear throughout the conversations our goal is that when we. When a child finishes our program and they go into kindergarten they are school ready and -- the same level. Of other children that may come from from a family with more means. Okay all right this is some answered as a federal program right that is correct what I hear you saying is it's really about. Cognitive and social and emotional development can you talk about what that really does for a child and why that's important. It's very important you know we think about holder and everybody kind of at you know an early literacy. You almost wanna think of what which is comes your mind you're gonna teach a child. -- who. No the alphabet or let them understand what what the numbers are and how they work but really what we're doing is we're developing in the mind. And cognitive means that we're developing reasoning that -- TT. Memory or we're trying to stress memory. Is social development its behavior pattern that it's waiting your turn it. It's understanding and recognizing words and numbers and this is the kind of continuity that we try to provide on a daily basis. To children that sometimes have stresses in the home until this -- of that they had -- de L calls them. That continuity of care so they can develop their mind. We assessed every child we meet with the parent to see where they are in our part to their development and actually create it and it individualized. Development in educational plan. We also assessed the child on a regular basis to ensure that there actually improving where they should be within their age bracket. That's really -- saying that it has scientists. To the parent and the child which is really -- -- -- -- -- every child learns differently but every child learns. -- -- -- parents get involved in the head start program well I am certain we actually have an ongoing application basis and because we mentioned that were actually funded through. The federal government which is primarily -- war funding comes from through some private sources in the city of Austin we actually have. And eligibility process. And have a family has to qualified via -- They have to resides in Travis county and then there's numerous other. Other qualifications that they need in order to apply for our program. We've eligibility recruitment staff that do nothing but work with the parents to make sure that they had to correct paperwork so that when we get our children. We can get our our children and were in role that need our services. And what are the hours of some of that's our we used to have what was what we called an entire day still a parent could actually come and drop off their child. At 730 year 8 in the morning and pick up at 530 in the afternoon. After -- restoration and because of other numerous we actually cut to -- considered a head start day. So we actually have a program where at our our day in -- to thirty. But we've got a collaboration with an after school partner and at our larger sinners we actually have a we call after all here. -- -- working parent because a lot of our families are are working -- it's difficult for them to maybe come and pick up a child at 230 in the afternoon when they've got a full time jobs there are other options available isn't that the children actually. Stay at the -- until 5:30 PM -- it could be depending on location and availability of funding. Whether that child can actually an entire day but normally other centers around the country have what we call -- start they would to fix our day. Would you say that head start has. In terms of how they're dealing with parents and children really a holistic approach it is completely ballistic when we say is that we focused on hold child. And that means all. All of the factors that will impact that child learning is what we focus on the with the parents and we invite grandparents we understand. A hall of learning environments where there and I thrive. And we try to provide as many opportunities. War. For advancement for the appearance and any of their caregivers. And yes -- you know and and we talk about. Whole the whole child and holistic approach we talked about again the obvious. Which is the development but nutrition and fitness are very important child is hungry they can't learn. We also want to develop that habit that the continuity that we talk about to read. During our day is that the children have nutritious meals we actually have nutritionist on staff. We. We ensures that the child have the practice that they need and the land that they need and we actually serve our meals what we call family stuff. So the children in a very orderly fashion and they they learn these habits. -- -- up when it's time to have their lunch echo when they washed their hands -- fifty pounds of food is brought in by the cook. Each child helps the child Jason to them by. At one child holds their cup and the other oil pours the milk they all wait for all the children to be -- of where they sit down and eat it when -- done. All the late get put away in the and they move on to their -- next activity which could be story time Rick could be out primary could be fitness. You know -- and mentioned every hour it's it's it's very similar to what you would envision a structure in regards to an elementary. And I and finally post would be proud as well because it if that is that's really great -- you're helping to really establish. Those. Those habits as elements that are important. Being caring and respect on our society. And in their own parents may not have had that experience growing up so how would they be able to transition -- Very good point actually we have staff called F faith and their family advocates so every senator has got an individual that's basically dedicated to. The children and families at that particular -- because you know you start develop trusting relationship with someone is caring for your child. You need to know that you obviously how we percent and so this person is kind of like your resource person. And she brought to my attention one day when I was having a conversation -- that and we style. Meals and just the great happens that the that the children that are children had family. Astonished that I can walk into a classroom and see that the children are doing what they're supposed to be doing their -- either doing crafts. They've got their fitness activity they're having their lunch and a lot of times the children take these good habits into the home. And it also raises the level of expectation for the parent you know the parent takes a lot of pride when that child comes home and they -- something new and are taking home -- -- Where they're teaching the parent. You know about what their day was letting them know what their activity was it really doesn't hate the parent to have that child go home healthy and happy. That is really so critical. And I like what you're saying about the parental involvement between. That's that teams like a big part of the program and -- it would be really important because. You're really trying to get the Stanley tools they need to thrive on their own right exactly a three year old can't do it if they don't have that good home structure and that's what we try to provide as is the tools. Right and getting his parents involved so you'll work it sounds like very very aligned with the parents working very much in tandem with the parent to gain and all that has cracked wonder. So how does Stanley is actually apply to be a part of the program and is there a financial cost associated actually there is no cost that's the beauty of this program -- early literacy program that as the nationwide program. To ensure that by the time a child in terse the first grade they are already. Now we do you have that we do all of the school calendar year we actually have. US and federal we call a recruitment events even though we have. On ongoing applications throughout the year and ongoing we we take applications and recruit throughout the year we actually have several events we have two coming up. No impact on Saturday may seventeenth from two and three at the metropolis recreation center 12100 metropolis. And then again on Wednesday may 21 -- time in the three as the Gus Garcia recreation center at 1201 east Ron Birtley. We will have complete staff there that will help the families get through the paperwork. Get all the documentation we have our that we will need and require. We have copiers scanners we are bilingual south. So we wanna help the families that are eligible for this program take advantage of it and as a great opportunity now we do have. A bit of information and documentation -- the and we need to bring -- They can visit our website at www. Child -- Dot org it is a bilingual site that they can go on the site and click under the enrollment application tab. And they'll they'll they'll be able to find all the information that they -- tempering. To our recruitment events okay. Coming up Wednesday may twenty Ers ten to 3 PM at east front -- -- -- or you income eligible families with children. Aged three to five. That is correct we do serve children zero to five but our funding is actually based on age and that the vast majority of our funding if their children three to five OK so we -- in that we normally do have a waiting -- the typically. From birth the two is when we got that the largest. That the the largest waiting list of family says the 20142015. Square years that would certainly is important for the family to come now. And now wait until August and we got a lot less limited slots in regard to locations and you know I mentioned that we had thirteen standalone -- In the standalone sinners are all over the city of often up to look at bill they'll valley and Maynor. I'm so we've got Anderson quite a few in east Austin northeast Austin southeast often and I imagine he spots -- I quickly. They do actually yeah so if you feel like you could use some support from the head start organization. Or know someone who could -- There's more information to be found on the web site child link dot org. He can cough I've won two or 51736. Wine. Is there anything else -- that you would like folks to know about child incorporated or at the head start him. I think it's really important for you know when we talk Al. Our community and we talk about what we want Austin to look like in the future we don't think about that you know. With the adults that are currently here we wanna make a change in our community it really does start with early literacy -- wonderful support from mark. City Council these are programs that are researched based programs we know that they work. We know that in we if we invest the money in our youngest children there were gonna have the workforce that we want to basically continue. And it continued their livelihood in Travis County. In central Texas and really in in America what we're looking for is ensuring that every child as a reasoning skills emotional skills and the social skills. So they can learn to have life on the path and that's what we're really trying to stress. If let's focus on these children that way we don't have enough money in deterrent later. You're essentially talking about producing protective carrying members of our society and it's there's a huge correlation between. In comes an education as we grow older the more educated you are at the higher your income is. And it really that's what we're we talk about breaking the cycle of poverty. Literacy and education is really on the forefront of dealing that is not in it certainly is and we know I mean we know from. Every single study that they're really you know that a child as a spines and it's just. No other better way to say that that from zero to three. And then from three to five is went. Really everything that's going on in a child's brain is gonna develop what we wanna do we wanna give every single child regardless of means that regardless of income. Regardless of race or ethnicity -- opportunities succeed in this country because it benefits all of us. So if you're just now listening to -- Austin I'm speaking with eating great and we are talking about -- current recruitment program they are accepting applications. Or income eligible families with children ages three to five. The next event coming up is Wednesday may 21 from 10 AM to three at the Gus Garcia recreation center. That's on -- run -- lane actually 1201 east run for -- lane. If you would like to enroll in their program and apply for their program that is a great time to do it. Lots more information on the web as well -- child link dot org. Their phone numbers I've won two or 517361. -- I thank you so much are being here and sharing this information about your program. Imagine if folks wanted to make a contribution at someone's listening in inspired to support. Let's start they can also do that at child ink dot org. They certainly may we have -- donate now button and all contributions go directly toward. I'm director surfaced as our family and that's nice net. And that he can impact families in a very positive way. Right here in your community so thanks to Kenny is so much for being here thank you for having me. Back in a moment -- more insight Austin. It's estimated that the average American spends 100 in one minute today in a car. 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With some of the best and brightest from Austin, Texas music comedy and the arts how nice -- -- that I'm gonna. About a year and a and you Patrick Davis and a host of Austin my camera I AM are you new to the world of philanthropy or not to much. This is actually the second year we've done news we've done basically combined mighty giant birthday party win. Charity. So -- working in this series you know we're doing it the way of showing you also -- locals turning year old. I they'll be my birth is well. The best way to celebrate all that is actually just to raise money for charity get a much -- together to raise some money in Puerto Rico so this idea first came here last year. Yet we we've been throwing I've been throwing parties have worked in music for the past thirteen years. So it's easy enough the advance the play but we did it a couple times in the you know. It just lay didn't it was its billing as a band plays just like every other night of the week. So too -- and raise money last year we did we had a big thing for American Cancer Society. And raise a lot of money for them and so we just you know try to find a different charity every year and gotten him some money in. You know have a go time doing it. I left that idea so let's talk about on the intrepid fallen heroes fun -- is that to Europe and -- is benefiting. That's taking place next Sunday may 25 at 3 PM that's -- little would euros at South Park meadows so. What is the interpret our heroes -- all about. This is the charity actually found was looking for who want to do this year in a kind of got on -- in Memorial Day weekend that we're doing the events were kind of looking at. You know charity to help out is men and women who serve our country and we looked into this in this that your -- on that completely loved everything they're doing the first thing we started out doing with helping out families of soldiers who had pairs overseas. And you know that passed by you know fighting for the country. And by giving you know counseling monetary support just care anything the families needed. And have actually turn now they opened up in 2007. Center for the Intrepid at Brooks medical base in San Antonio. Which is a state of the art rehab facility returning soldiers with you know debilitating injuries or. I even mental entries like PTS the year things of that nature well. On this important work yet and they're also leading the cause and studying brain damage returning soldiers to try and figure out ways to treat that better. It's a really great charity they do. I'll let you haven't heard of them as much because they spend more money on the care they do a marketing necessarily which. -- but you know great we can use this is we can help be their voice here and in Austin and I let them know what they're doing to really -- cause. Yeah anything that I. I think shines -- light a -- can work because when you're talking about traumatic brain injury you have anywhere else saw women and that was why Robert Woodruff it's journalist experienced traumatic brain injury. And that was really one way to shine a spotlight on this is happening to our brave men and women a bride all too often. And they come home and it's and -- begin that's sort of that therapy that just takes so much -- for the brain to heal. Exactly and in the group -- about these guys is not only are they giving the heat therapy now they've invested a lot of money into researching it as well. And helping other organization that researches. To try and find answers of maybe ways we can make this will be quicker treatment that may work better. And find a way to. You know get this all in more than it's just a problem you'll live with the rest her life you know he's bigger than these guys are getting back in the military 2526 years old. And they'll live to be 7580 and deal with this their entire life. Of insane headaches and in flashbacks and things like that and go maybe. If you could find a better way to deal with it a -- living a normal life -- 510 years. Mean that's a good point because it's not like agents come back and get a little treatment and you -- to go to the exact. This is something that just changes a soldier's life and then change as a family yet because Epperson comes back. And and probably has a family of his or her own and then there are parents and children and it's just it's really complicated. Yet so it's we're very excited to work with in this here. I -- I just I've from everything from the day one that we started talking to about doing this they've been extremely supportive -- doing. And I can't support them anymore and then I had an amazing. Yeah that is great well I loved. -- had to do this so if you're just now joining us on inside Austin I'm talking to Patrick Davis he is the host of Austin like them local. You haven't heard it you'll wanna TNN on -- here at Wednesday's. And it's mixed night for point seven dot com -- an -- that was America. And you quite enjoy that and so Patrick is having. Rather a significant birthday yes yeah. 30301030. That there are mild it's weird -- And senate just celebrating on his and with some friends and family and a few -- he is having a benefit for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund it's called Austin by the local birthday party. That's happening Memorial Day weekend may twenty S at 3 PM at little would throws in Austin that South Park meadows so. So Patrick what can folks expect they wanna turn out. It will little Woodrow has been awesome and lettuce user space they have a big outdoor patio will be outside. In the sun -- Tuesday to set up one for musical went for comedy. We've got six bands lined up by the rise in the -- of Buffy to its east this time meaning anywhere and just -- echoes. I just that the singer actually was featured on the voice a few seasons ago all right -- team usher. He fees and yeah as we love to have her on their and then also ranked county to have -- job easement. May have a couple other comedian show up as well. Though will have two stages constant entertainment going on. Whole Lotta fun you know it drinks it fund and good friends that's how we do it in Austin that's a great line up yet unlike out that's going to be incredibly festive yet should be funded -- -- -- like three to 10 PM. Great way to -- Memorial Day Sunday coming out -- Sunday funding Florian mile race -- money for charity that would be better now I can't go what. Is there now you charging for tickets or does suggest we don't give you a -- as a dissident donation of ten dollars that door we know. You know some believe -- don't always have it it -- so you know what -- and given. We love you come out support the music in the will be talking about you know what the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund does. Maybe you can if you can tell people shared on your FaceBook page. Tell people about it come on -- support. And we'll try and raise much monies we can we're not trying to. If police anybody from her lawyers though. If you have it please give in if you can't -- enjoy the music let's have a good time and spread the word about Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund get people -- this advocates. We think it's of really nice way to relax a little bit because you know we all worked so hard yeah Memorial Day weekend coming up. Sometimes the last thing you wanna do is travel on that big weekend like advocates it's more work to kind of get to the -- nations so. -- -- to hang it hound and you wanna have a little stake Haitian and he can do it at little would trends South Park meadows the read at 10 PM that is Sunday Sunday. Suggested donation is ten dollars if you if -- can give up even more generously than that great if you can't just give generously as you can but what a great way to relax have some fine. And know that you're helping to -- that. An important organization like the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and this is the second year that you've done this patch. This series their own AE a big party for charity yeah okay so knife for spreading us not the first have been putting on shows and work in the music for thirteen years now. You've hit together are really an impressive line up and it's just nice to know that you can hope kind of relax -- have a good time. And benefit incredible organ -- and and mean in all these artists are performing for free are all performing simply for the cause you know when we come out and support it because. So I mean that's another great thing about all these acts there they write it up and said hey don't show you worried about -- a little bit a few songs -- And they health that your with a -- that is so great. Because there are just sell many individuals coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan who have suffered traumatic brain injury and these servicemen and women. Deserve the very best care that we have Topper in America. And the intrepid fallen heroes and and it does now have a state of the art facility for treating our wounded heroes who are suffering from traumatic brain injury that really only happens with. Generous donations from the community -- so it's a great opportunity for you to support this incredible work. Patrick do you remember how you got in touch with them. I became aware of them looking online and at the through a number of charities. That is similar things -- I really enjoyed the way that their organization was run for the way they spent their money. You know that the people who run the organization really. It hit the you can tell the passionate love because when you're you know as you work for non -- you you can see how much your executives make they don't make that much money they're really doing this. All all the -- really going back to the cause. And so that really meant a lot to me and I know you know we're not going to be able to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars and -- days so I figure when -- give it to somebody where it's really gonna go to the right place yeah. Yeah -- it's nice when you know that the that the resources your putting forward are staying in the community yet but they're gonna be accessed here. And this is an organization that really treats the whole family because when a service members recovering from a serious wartime injury like that respect him a long and difficult process yet. That that affects everybody. Oh yeah I mean in new look in not only that they're also treating the families they're helping out families of soldiers who don't return. And so anyone who you know if you American imagine a kid who's father never comes home are now the book is his mother never comes home from. From war and you go these guys are gonna help them not only just by you know giving -- money it really giving them the care they need. And helping out with the family when they needed helping out with counseling and anything else to get them through this. Had a family support is so important because nobody else is gonna understand what that feels like unless they've experienced at. Yet so happy that I think would be part a critical part of healing and moving forward that is the ultimate sacrifice in you know for our nation if so how. What a wonderful organization you're just not joining us on inside Austin we're talking about the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. This is a -- real -- organization designed to serve the united states military personnel wounded or injured or their families. When they have never come back home. And Patrick Davis the host of Austin live and local is having a birthday party. That is benefiting Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund -- you wanna participate in that your feeling a little bit inspired. It is coming up this Memorial Day weekend may 25 at little would chair his first Sunday funding event at 3 o'clock on. So suggested donation at the door and Patrick if people one -- -- -- more are what Wear on line would be the best place and in particular. To find out what we're doing go to new FaceBook dot com slash live in Austin live and local. That'll be the easiest way to find out keep up to date because I have -- that a lot more than anything else and then also go check out the -- fallen heroes fund. Fallen heroes fund dot org. And find out more information and if he can't make it out you -- donation directly on there as well. -- -- yesterday if you are going at a town you can still you can still support the intrepid on heroes on. Okay so we're talking about awesome live and local birthday party benefiting the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Patrick is there anything else that you want folks to know about this events or at about the organization that you're kind of thing. I'd just like to say thanks to all the billions and comedians playing also live music group itself without a lot of providing us the back line in PA and everything. We can put this on so. I mean I really I think is going to be a great day it's gonna be a lot of fun we're having it's my birthday it's my shows her first birthday. So we're gonna have a whole bunch of fun out there on Sunday and I hope -- country and he -- Never heard -- live and local go to next 947 dot com and new episode posted every Wednesday. You know I love that these bands have donated their time -- reckoning that is so great I -- doing everything he can't make sure. That the resource is a really yelling where they're needed the most so if you're staying in town you like not have a good time. Austin by the local birthday party benefiting Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is taking place Sunday may 28 at 3 o'clock at little address at South Park -- up. Show up -- and France have a great time relax and feel good knowing that your suggested donation is going to a terrific organization. Patrick thanks for being here and thanks her for doing this I mean. Beyond having a birthday you're gonna turn thirty anyway and get your your cell you reining in its dial and what a great way to help an important position. 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Years some of the kids that are completely immobile in wheelchairs some of the kids just need to wearable ankle braces. You depend on their level of affliction the most -- diseases. Because there are a bunch of diseases that are. In compass in their umbrella so you've got kids that can walk around and have a good time mum and swim and a duty trees swings in the rope swings and things -- you -- also the kids -- to complete wheelchairs cup move in neat thing. And so the the problem is is -- to have -- one counselor assigned to every child at the camp some these kids need -- what are percent to help. And the prom this year. Is they've got a 150 kids. Registered for camp and they don't have near enough counselors. Right now they're looking for counselors sixteen and up. And major interest in it you can get out of 512691. Years or 65. That the NBA officers central taxes and volunteered to the camp counselor in this is. -- lifetime pursue these folks. I know several of them that are doing it this year. And it needed to see these kids what they can do and see their faces light Upton. It's it's wonderful and it's an experience that the -- forget and -- campus center Saturday June 7. Or Sunday June 15. And again it's and Burton taxes. We're likely is. Out near Brigham -- it's. It's about an hour and a half from Austin. And they give to this the same camp it's called camp for all in the camp is specially built. Or special needs kids. In NBA uses it other other. Charity's use and also but they've got everything you could possibly need. For a special needs child whether they're in a wheelchair whether walking or what it. Very safe and it is the highlight that would keep -- I have two daughters. Bit have a form of India they called CNET -- And it is not near is debilitating as he CDs. Other India diseases. Like Lou Gehrig's -- things like that. They are right on simple we're a little ankle braces. They can get around -- what do -- had surgery that they get to go to syndication market career. And it is the highlight of the year for them and more my daughter's she's seventeen it'll be her last year to do it by the daughter's twelve. But I it again they've got a 150 kids just first from central taxes going up to this camp. And this year for the first time ever they don't have enough volunteers to help. And it you know looking for males sixteen plus. To help with these great kids. Which sounds like the one time a year that these kids can really get together and just be themselves because they're with other kids who are exactly lake and and they get it on a very personal level and what an important occasion for them just really let go and have some fun right. Absolutely it is. It's a time where they get to spend time with -- other kids that they having they hadn't met them and they need to met there at camp and it date. Developed lifelong friendships out of my daughters both have. Printing counselors that they've had throughout the years and it's. It's something that they will never forget and they've developed lifelong friends and solicited they don't get to go to regular camp from some of these kids can't even with the wheelchair. And to be able do something like this away from home. For a week. Every summer is amazing plus you don't think about this aspect but the parents. Get a week to do other things where they've been taking care these kids all your long. And they get a week to do something they can do come for one week every year in this is very important these kids and we don't wanna have to be the first year that. They say we can't take this -- is that not enough counselors. Because again it's one counselor per kid. And it makes it very great state. It's sir I mean because. As you mentioned Scott all these kids are and varying. Varying situations of ability so you wanna make sure that -- somebody always looking out for them. So the volunteers. That. The most registry association here in central Texas is looking for are all males right. I -- -- and so they they need to be a guide it's at least sixteen years old. Round any key thinks that you're that guy for this one week summer camp that starts June 7 in Burton Texas. Call 5126910065. To sign up. Like Scotty said a 115. Kids are looking forward to coming to camp this summer but if there's not enough counselors. It just doesn't happen right got. Right they'll have deterrence -- these children away and that would be heartbreaking because I noted to drive home from camp every year just leaving camp. Is both kids are crying because they enjoyed it so much I can't imagine would be like if I think they too were were told they could do at all. So you know India for a lot from folks here at central Texas and the people of central Texas. Support in BA more than any other city in the country we get the numbers to back that up. And again were we -- -- or asking for help if you're male sixteen plus. You'd like to help out wouldn't in the case summer camp. Meet some great kids and have a good time yourself. Let us go against 691 -- your 65. And we would sure appreciate it. If you're just now joining us on inside ascent on speaking with Scott Bennett he is one of the board members of the central Texas chapter of the muscular dystrophy association. Scott so the summer camp that we're talking about. It's for children that are in what age range obviously not older than sixteen -- how young they start. Six to 7067. Canceled. And for those who are not very familiar with the family of diseases that come under the umbrella of the muscular dystrophy association. Could you give a little a little enlightenment there. There is the major diseases. Deal less Lou Gehrig's disease is -- -- muscular which itself and there's tests MA spinal muscular atrophy. There is C and C and does sort shark overeat to disease which my daughters are afflicted with. And in the there's a bunch of smaller diseases they're different variations of each disease. So when somebody says have indeed. You mean -- age you may not know what they're talking about 'cause there's so many different ones now that they're covering. And this is a 115 kids just from the Austin area they do what these camps in city all over the country so there's a lot of that was -- affected. -- -- central Texas has been great we do Asia a muscle walk every year and February and Austin. Out of all the cities in the country did the second most money raised. So we know folks in Austin released -- -- to the plate and were talking about beating cities like Los Angeles and Chicago. In New York so. There's a lot of support for this here Austin and again we're coming to the well that's for more help. And if you know friend or. A child that is sixteen plus. Would look to help I I know some camp counselors of sixteen years old last couple years and they had the title their lives in these kids. -- they have like music out there it is deejay music. They have parties every night. And it's just like a normal camp issues made for kids that have certain challenges. And I think a very special opportunity for these kids with challenges to enjoy something. That I a lot of parents and and children who don't have physical challenges may -- take for granted everybody. Gears up for summer camp you know almost from the beginning of the year they start talking about it. So. It this is a really important event for these children to be able to. Go to a place that outfitted for them -- camp for all that you were talking about Burton Texas. It's it's equipped for these kids with special needs who -- might be in a wheelchair -- other supports that are required so this is really. A call to action that Scott Bennett is bringing to our attention if you are male sixteen years. Old or older and you wanna help out have a great time and do something that these kids will remember for ever. The camp is June 7 to June 15 in Burton Texas and the number to call the NDA office here in Austin. It's 5126910065. Got to think it's a great opportunity. For kids who sometimes some of them have a volunteer requirement for their schools and I that is. Likely -- gonna bring up because if you are still high school I know my daughter is a record certain time. Volunteer hours just to graduate in this counts is. 24 hours and -- daytime seven days and weeks that's the volunteer hours you'll get just by helping out. Nice nice. Credit for the volunteer hours and fun too because it's an event that volunteers enjoy just as much as the cat's -- absolutely. Well I think this is I can't thank you enough for bringing a star attention Scott so. If you're sixteen years of age or older or you know somebody who is looking for some volunteer hours or who would just be inspired. To participate in the summer camp that starts June 7 again we're looking for male volunteers. Sixteen years of age or older. A 115 kids with varying. Physical challenges he'll have some form of muscular just to -- are going to be at this camp something they look forward to all year long. -- I can only imagine how special this time ends and for someone to volunteer their time to make it happen -- we want to avoid here. Is a camp having to turn any kids -- way we want everybody be able have opportunity. Absolutely and we we know possible come through. We just -- let him know about it and now's perfect time to jump on board. Is there a deadline that we're working against your Scott so. If by a certain date there aren't enough volunteers we know that's the cut off. We would like to see may thirtieth to be the last day we can take volunteers just simply so we give them enough lead time to it. Did themselves setup for campus and what looked campers know that they can come home. But I do we hope to hear at least on May thirtieth. -- our rights of the number to call. If you would like to become a volunteer or you went past this number along to a friend who you know would like to become a volunteer is 51269. -- 0065. That's the muscular industries dystrophy association office here in Austin. I've been talking with Scott -- he is on board member of the central Texas chapter. Of the muscular dystrophy association he knows all too well how important this campus his daughters attend. Scott thank you so much for bringing -- to our attention is there anything else that you want folks in. I they're about the muscular district industry association or this particular event. No that's all we need we just seem to -- those volunteers bases and they -- for supporting us. Mustered just be in central Texas but it often is really about the played this year and knocked it out of work. Thanks for listening to -- inside Austin. The when they teach chemistry kits and -- looking architects of my dream is to Galicia. This is a world of possibilities but the world in which people who have put their mind to something that can really make a difference. My goal to help these environments and someday they'll find a cure for cancer yeah. The US department of education's office of federal student -- didn't really believe that inspiring nineteen achieving anything. So we're getting ourselves and make sure everyone has an opportunity to go to colleagues. ET yeah we provide more than 115 million dollars ransom bones and works at a time. Higher education possible for any yeah any -- -- I can go back to college they can change careers and I can make a difference. 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