Help Our Active Duty Military Kids Get the Treatment They Need

Help fund STAR Center scholarships so that our military families and children with special needs get the support and specialized treatment that they deserve.
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STAR Center Foundation
Health
Greenwood Village, Colorado
United States
4 Team Members

Five major military installations are located in Colorado, between Denver and Colorado Springs.  58,000 spouses and children live on or around these five bases (27,664 children at Fort Carson alone!).

Like everywhere else in America, more than 5% of these kids have special needs.

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a fairly common neurological disorder in children.  It prevents a child's brain from correctly interpreting sensation.

When the SPD is severe, it causes serious problems both at home and at school, problems that affect the entire family.

Caring for a child with special needs is hard enough.  But when one parent is deployed, maybe into harm's way, the added stress on military families can be overwhelming.

The STAR (Sensory Therapies And Research) Center is one of the premier treatment centers for SPD in the world.  Its founder and clinical director is Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, a world expert on SPD and the author of "Sensational Kids - Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder".



At STAR Center, families receive state-of-the-art team evaluations by pediatric occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, psychologists, and a developmental pediatrician.  Treatment is individualized to match each child and family's needs and goals.

Outside STAR Center, kids find the "World's Best Sensory Playground", recently donated by Landscape Structures, Inc., to move the STAR treatment model outdoors into a more natural setting.




For some of these kids, this is the first time they have ever been able to play on a playground!





The health care provided to our active duty military is superb and dependent children with special needs receive recommended evaluation and intervention services.  But, sometimes, a child with special needs can use a little extra help.

A full evaluation and course of treatment at the STAR Center costs about $7,000.  Currently, Tricare (military health insurance) does not cover the cost of treatment at the STAR Center.  And most active duty military families simply cannot afford this large, out-of-pocket expense.

So the STAR Center Foundation is raising money.  Money to fund scholarships that will help pay for treatment at the STAR Center for active duty military kids with special needs. 

Every dollar donated is 100% tax deductible and every dollar donated will go to the scholarship fund.  (The STAR Center Foundation will absorb any overhead).

We want to raise $28,000, so that four active duty military kids can be treated.  If we raise more money, then more kids get treatment!


These are the children of the men and women who are serving our country right now.

We want to serve them and their kids right now.  But we need your help.

Please.  Help.


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  • $10USD
    YOUR NAME ON OUR WEBSITE

    Listing on the STAR Center website as a military scholarship donor.

    1 claimed
  • $25USD
    A PERSONAL THANK YOU

    The above, plus a picture postcard from a military scholarship family at STAR Center.

    1 claimed
  • $50USD
    SENSATIONAL KIDS!

    All the above, plus an autographed copy of "Sensational Kids - Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder" by Dr. Lucy Jane Miller.

    2 out of 200 claimed
  • $75USD
    A SPECIAL THANK YOU

    All the above, plus a personal thank-you note from a military scholarship family at STAR Center.

    0 claimed
  • $100USD
    TWO SPECIAL BOOKS

    All the above, plus autographed copies of "The Out-of-Sync Child" by Carol Kranowitz and "Sensitive Sam" by Marla Roth-Fisch.

    4 out of 50 claimed
  • $200USD
    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!

    All the above, plus an autographed copy of "The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum" by Dr. Temple Grandin.

    1 out of 20 claimed
  • $250USD
    "THE AUTISTIC BRAIN"

    All the above, plus an autographed copy of "The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum" by Dr. Temple Grandin.

    1 out of 30 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    EXCLUSIVE EVALUATION SPONSOR

    All the above, and you provide a military family with a complete, multi-disciplinary evaluation by the team of professionals at STAR Center. You will receive frequent updates from this family during their time at STAR Center.

    0 out of 4 claimed
  • $7,000USD
    EXCLUSIVE FAMILY SPONSOR

    All the above, plus you will provide a military family with a full evaluation and course of treatment at STAR Center. You will receive frequent updates from the family and exclusive membership into the "Military Scholarship Hall of Stars" on the STAR Center website.

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