Children at Risk is a charitable organization that works to provide services to families who have children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Children At Risk works towards three main goals; increasing public awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorders and provide support to families, advocate for families at a municipal, provincial and national level, as well as creates community relationships with families to different organizations that will provide more support to families with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Executive Director, Brenda Reisch comments on how much Children at Risk has benefitted from our partnership together and the affect it has on the families they serve;
“Since January 2018, Children at Risk has received tickets to Hockey Games (both Ottawa Senators and Ottawa 67’s), Concerts, Movies, Plays, Museum Passes with their weekly – and sometimes daily – offerings for our Families. It has been wonderful to receive emails and thank-you notes from so many happy Families – many who are attending some of these Venues for the 1st time. Children at Risk has over 400 Families registered who a raising a child with Autism. Children with Autism have difficulty with social-learning Opportunities that can be found with attending an Event – but the high cost of treatments/therapies can make it financially impossible to consider a family outing. Kids Up Front recognizes the value of “Smiles” – as this what the result of getting Tickets to a Show, Sporting Event, Concert, Museum brings! Hat’s Off to Kids Up Front Ottawa for those THOUSANDS of Smiles!”
Kids Up Front, with the support of TD Canada and their signature #Noteworthy program, we are able to send Kids to various concerts and entertainment shows throughout our City! Through TD’s generous support, many Ottawa Kids are able to establish relationships between music and an art form that could inspire them. Children At Risk families were able to enjoy over 11 experiences with 105 tickets donated to various families through Children At Risk. We sincerely appreciate all of their support in our program and cannot wait to provide more awesome experiences for Children At Risk families.
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