Kids & Dreams Foundation

Kids & Dreams Foundation provides support to children of all ages and their families dealing with autism, bullying and other challenges faced by today's youth.

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Address: 2430 Denman Street
Kenesaw, NE 68956
Email: [email protected]
Phone Number: 308-830-0225
My wife, Kerri, and I have adopted five children. Trae, our middle child, has autism. He was developmentally delayed and did not walk or talk until he was 2 1⁄2. At the age of three, he was diagnosed as being on the Autism Spectrum. His pediatrician at the time told us Trae was the way he was, and he would not change. Well, that was not good enough for us! After much research, we decided to try diet changes and nutritional supplements in addition to the therapies he was already receiving. The changes were amazing. Since we began this journey, Trae has made leaps and bounds! He is now in the eighth grade and doing excellent academically, interacting better socially, and sees the world in a refreshingly different way. The combination of therapy services, diet, and biomedical treatment has helped Trae blossom into the kid he is today!

The Kids & Dreams Foundation was created in part from our family's life experiences and the sad reality that is occurring in our nation today with bullying. The foundation provides resources, educational conferences, camps, and anti-bullying support to kids and their families experiencing autism and bullying. We feel there is such a need to bring awareness and education to these two areas.

- About 1 in 59 Children have been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- 63% of youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder say they have been a victim of bullying.
- Every 7 minutes a child is bullied.
- It is estimated to cost at least $17,000 more per year to care for a child with ASD.

Throughout 2019, the foundation will have anti-bullying speaker, Anthony Ianni, talk at area schools from March 4-6, as well as, our Operation Shine Camp for children ages 7-12 with autism on June 7-9, in Central Nebraska. Finally, our 5th Annual Autism Conference is set for October 4th in Kearney, Nebraska.

Will you join us in helping reach out to these children and enriching their lives? We want each and every child to have goals, enjoy their childhood and "DREAM BIG!".

Thanks so much for your time and support. It is truly appreciated.

A special thank you to Cornerstone Bank for the generous match for Shelton nonprofits! We appreciate their financial support!