When a Bus is More than a Bus
There’s a hard truth that any parent of a child with autism must face. Unlike many other conditions, autism can’t be outgrown or cured. What’s more, autism affects not just the child but the whole family. And it often does so in very challenging ways.
Imagine not being able to find a babysitter who will watch your child so you can go on a date for your wedding anniversary. Or having to go to a grandparent’s birthday party alone because social gatherings upset your ? These are the real decisions that many families living with autism are having to make every single day.
The good news in all of this is that with time, patience, and the ability to go on skills-based-outings, people with autism can learn to interact within social settings and the broader community. That is why a bus is so important to us!
By helping Buy the Bus you are contributing to the health and of our broader autism community. Our children and adults can gain social skills, a sense of independence and e
Questions about the Bus
When will the bus be purchased?
The bus will be purchased once Potential raises $50,000 through a combination of end of the year giving, Saturday Night Fever and our Annual Car Show for Autism.
How can I support this fundraiser?
Click the donate button above to make your donation today.
Why does it cost $50,000?
The bus Potential is going to purchase will be brand new, customized to meet the needs of our clients and also includes general costs such as insurance, registration, liability insurance, CDL training/license for staff, etc. After the initial set up fees and costs these fees and costs will be covered in our budget, but to get things moving along they will be covered by this fundraiser.
What kinds of opportunities will this provide for the clients?
With this bus we will be able to transport clients on outings, field trips, community events and other therapeutic skill-based outings, will help our clients gain social skills, a sense of independence and exposure to opportunities and environments they might not otherwise encounter.
Once I make my donation, how can I help share with others?
Follow our Facebook page to see our progress and share the event information with your friends and family.
What kind of vehicle is going to be purchased? Follow this link to see more details about our bus.
Thank you for your generous donation. Because of you Potential will purchase a bus that will expand opportunities for clients, which otherwise are not possible. Field trips, community events and other therapeutic skill-based outings, will help these individuals gain social skills, a sense of independence and exposure to opportunities and environments they might not otherwise encounter.
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