Help Every Struggling Child Succeed in 2017

Make a difference to children with developmental learning disabilities! All gifts are Tax Deductible and directly help children & families in need in our community!

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$3,860 towards $120,000

Your Gift helps Lake Pointe Continue to Serve Families of Children with Developmental Disabilties!

In 2012 Steve and Madalyn Cano embarked on a mission to help families like their own. Raising a child with a developmental disability is one of the greatest challenges a family will experience both emotionally, and financially.

Through Lake Pointe Resource Center and Lake Pointe Academy, the Cano's were determined to provide a way for other families to connect, feel supported and have access to highly specialized therapeutic education services, not otherwise available within the Hood County area. Some people may not understand the significance of this mission. Please consider:

1 in 68 children is identified with learning challenges rooted in Autism Spectrum disorder. This represents a 30% increase in just two years (CDC,2014, 2016).

1 in 5 school age children is challenged with a specific learning disability, such as Dyslexia. Many children are not provided the scope of services in traditional settings they need to reach their full potential. Lake Pointe Granbury fills a gap in our traditional behavioral health & education system through a specific uniquely designed therapeutic education program and community resource support.

Because of the generous contributions from our friends and community over the past 5 years:

  • over 540 families have been served through phone consultations, informational counseling, advocacy and referrals
  • 36 free Parent support and education group meetings
  • 10 professional development trainings
  • 15 Community outreach events
  • over 56 students with learning differences have received educational therapy services
  • 3 families have relocated to Granbury, Texas to enroll their child at Lake Pointe Academy
  • over 9,000 volunteer hours have been generated
  • employee growth from 3 to 14
  • 72 enrollment inquiry's in need of academic support and financial assistance over past 12 months.

Lake Pointe is a 501(c)(3), offering highly specialized programs at rates that keep these services reasonably accessible to typical families with limited incomes. Your contribution helps keep our services available to those who need us, and help special needs children develop skills towards a future of greater independence.

VIEW Letter's of Support from leaders in children's health care:

Lake Pointe is a 501c3, offering highly specialized programs at rates that keep these services reasonably accessible to typical families with limited incomes. Your contribution helps keep our services available to those who need us, and help special needs children develop skills towards a future of greater independence.

Your tax deductible contributions to Lake Pointe Academy & Resource Center provide hope for a brighter future for families who have struggled to gain access to highly specialized therapeutic education services, currently not available in the Hood county area. Both Lake Pointe Academy & Lake Pointe Resource Center are 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organizations. Please help us be able to keep serving families in our community and children in our school that are affected by developmental disabilities today!

Your Contribution helps families of children like Tyler!

Tyler's Story:

Tyler was diagnosed with classic Autism at age 3. Autism affects Tyler's language abilities, social communication, academic skills, and emotional regulation. Tyler's family, like most typical families, lives on a limited income with no significant health insurance benefits. Tyler was not thriving at his traditional school, and his mom was eager for Tyler to have an opportunity to attend Lake Pointe's 2016 summer program. Within 4 weeks of attending, Tyler's mom noticed a huge difference in his developmental growth and advocated for him to attend a full school year. Tyler is one of several student's who attend Lake Pointe Academy on "scholarship". Here's what Tyler's mom has to say:

  • "In the 6 wonderful months my child has attended Lake Pointe Academy he has experienced things he has never had the chance to in public school. He's completed his first science project, being that he's been enrolled in school since the young age of 3 this is huge for him. Lake Pointe teaches him life skills that a public school does not have the time to do. He has planted vegetables in the garden, voted for president , set up a retail booth and sold his home-made goods. He has also completed his first 1K trail race. Being my son is extremely non athletic this was a huge milestone! The encouragement he receives is so amazing. His confidence and verbal skills have sky rocketed beyond our expectations. More importantly he is surrounded by other children and teachers who truly love him and strive for his success. When not at school he misses his teachers. Previously in public school he never wanted to go. It was like pulling teeth to get compliance or even endurance for the school year. I firmly believe the wonderful staff and students at Lake Pointe have changed my son and given him skills he would otherwise never obtained in his public school. For this reason I feel Lake Pointe Academy is giving my son the chance to meet his potential and grow towards greater independence in the future." Sincerely, Tylers Mom (N. Ross)

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