Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Chrysalis Autism Center

Dalton Help Foundation recently donated $1,000 to the Chrysalis Autism Center in Rock Hill, SC.

Chrysalis Autism Center has been providing Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) to children with Autism in Rock Hill,South Carolina since 2008.

Early Intervention is crucial towards developing young children with autism to meet their full potential. EIBI focuses on the "Learning to Learn" skills necessary for children can become successful participants in their families, community and educational environments. Our quality programs offer exciting and effective programs that emphasize language, communication, imitation, play, social and self-help skills.

Our committment to offer superior programs is our continued mission, giving children with autism, "Their Wings to Fly!" 

Monday, August 8, 2011

Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Here are even more photos of the If Wishes Were Horses program at Fleet Equestrian

Visit their Facebook page here.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

If Wishes Were Horses - Photos

As part of the If Wishes Were Horses program, students from Castle Heights Middle School were able to visit Fleet Equestrian again recently. They are loving the experience and improving their relationship with these beautiful creatures! You can view plenty more photos of this program in work by visiting their Facebook page here.

Golf Tournament Success

DHF's 6th Annual Golf Tournament, held at Rock Hill Country Club, was a success!!! We were able to raise $5300 to help support local families and programs. Thanks to everyone that joined us and help contribute to such a wonderful event!!!

Special Thanks to our Corporate Sponsors:
AME, Inc (Gregg Campbell)
Southern Electric of the Carolinas (Tommy Palmer)

We'd also like to recognize our hardworking chairwoman, Connie Campbell. This event wouldn't have been possible without your dedication.

Additional thanks to our valued volunteers:
Jackie Helline
Katie Brice
Nicki Elkins
Lesslie Pursley
Erica Tucker
Monica Heaton

Much appreciation to Kevin and the staff of the Rock Hill Country Club for making this such a smooth event!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

If Wishes Were Horses

Dalton Help Foundation has provided a scholarship to allow 37 students in the Rock Hill School District to go horseback riding at Fleet Equestrian Center through their If Wishes Were Horses program. This center, located in Edgemoor, SC, offers therapeutic riding to individuals with special needs. The program is non-profit and the costs are kept to a minimum. DHF is excited to be able to help local children explore the world of horseback riding!

Monday, March 14, 2011

*All-American Athletes* Baseball Season Signups

It's that time again! All American Atheletes will be offering baseball for 6 weeks starting the first week in April!
Lakewood Baptist Church has agreed to host our program at their location. We will only have one team so please sign up quickly before the 20 spots are full. The team will meet on Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30, April 4th through May 16th. Cost is only $5 and scholarships are available. T-shirts will be provided.

Not familiar with AAA?
It is a Recreational Special Needs Sports League for children ages 4-13 with identified disabilities.  The league will offer a structured setting where these students can learn the basics of sports and engage in social relationships outside of school.

For more information or to receive a registration form, contact Lesslie at allamericanathletes@gmail.com

Monday, February 21, 2011

2011 DHF Golf Tournament

Dalton Help Foundation's
6th Annual Golf Tournament
Rock Hill Country Club
Monday, April 18th   11:00 a.m.

4-man Team - Captain's Choice - Shotgun Start
$300 per team or $75 per player
$5 mulligan (4 max per team)

Deadline for team registration: March 25, 2011
CLICK HERE to download the registration form.
Make checks payable to “Dalton Help Foundation, Inc”
Mail form & check to:
Dalton Help Foundation
900 Timber Creek Drive York, SC 29745

Various prizes will be given out for tournament accomplishments.

A bagged lunch will be provided to take on the course. At the conclusion of the tournament, dinner will be served in the clubhouse.

For questions, contact Connie Campbell at 803.371.0846 or rents@comporium.net

Camp Burnt Gin

DHF recently provided a $500 monetary donation to Camp Burnt Gin in Wedgefield, SC. This summer camp is designed for children with physical disabilities and chronic illnesses. Unfortunately, they have suffered from budget cuts recently and rely heavily on donations. The foundation was happy to provide some financial assistance to such a good program which helps over 400 children each summer.

Happy Birthday Dalton- Update on his progress!

Dalton is making great strides in school and at therapy. It's so hard for all of us to believe that Dalton turned 9 on January 24th!! Life is moving right along for Dalton as he great team that all work together to make learning fun for him!! Dalton continues to amaze us and throw curve balls at us from time to time as all kids like to do their families! He loves his computer games, interactive books, and of course rough and tumble play! Mom and Dad surprised him with an Ipad for Christmas and Dalton had it turned on before Mom had even finished reading the directions!

Dalton has been using American Sign Language to communicate his wants and needs known and is doing extremely well with learning how to tell us all exactly what it is he wants! :-) We are all excited as this opens up our means of communication with him! He is a very active little boy, who knows exactly what he wants and how he wants it done and this is enabling all of us to more efficiently communicate with him! Family and friends have gotten a crash course in sign language and poor Dalton is having to be so patient with them as they scramble to try and remember what the sign is! If only, we could learn our signs, and remember them, like Dalton has. His therapists are said that as they read books to him, he is signing words he knows as they read which is great progress! He is continuing to learn color, animal, school, numbers, and fingerspelling his name! So much to learn!!

Dalton has started a new class at his school and has a WONDERFUL teacher that works hard to make sure that all the kids are working on activities that are relevant to them and their needs. She has really helped when it comes to making sure that Dalton is using his signs to make his wants/needs known and being engaged with his peers. He is working on matching numbers to quantities, writing his name in a confined space, extending patterns, cutting, and money identification. Dalton loves school! His teachers sure are working hard to help Dalton continue to learn new things every day!

Dalton's home therapy team continues to make great progress with him! Its hard to keep a kid excited and engaged after being at school all day, but this group of girls does a great job switching it up and making sure that "therapy" is fun and new for him!! They are working on turn taking with games, Dalton making requests using sign language, academic skills such as matching associated pictures, following directions, identifying body parts, and learning to brush his teeth by himself!! One of his therapist said that as she is reading with him and they are signing words they know, at times it is like he is trying to read along with them!! The therapists work on so much during a short period of time and Dalton looks forward to each of them coming out every day. Mom and Dad are so thankful for such a great team! :-)

Dalton participates in all the sports offered through All American Athletes!! He LOVED gymnastics over the summer and was really into the winter swimming sport! Dalton is already a great swimmer and loves to swim in his family's pool during summer, but there's something so nice about being able to get into a warm pool in the winter and swim and play that brings a smile to every kids face!! Obviously, gymnastics was a favorite since Dalton loves anything that involves rough and tumble play. In particular, he LOVED the trampoline and bars! He loved being able to take off running and no one telling him to "stop and walk"! :-) It was a great outlet for all of us bundled up energy!

Dalton continues to make great progress! We are anxious to see what this year has ahead of us for Dalton and what all he will learn! Another birthday and another year older but still the sweet precious Dalton that we all love so much and continues to inspire us to help other families affected by Autism.

All American Athletes Update

All American Athletes offers their 4th sport and their 1st winter sport!! All American Athletes teamed up with the Fort Mill YMCA to offer swimming to kids with special needs startin in January. They had 9 kids participate, each with their very own buddy to help them learn water safety and beginning swimming skills. The kids loved being in the warm water and learning how to blow bubbles, float on their backs, kick their feet, and just have fun in the pool!! A special thanks to the athletes, YMCA,
and volunteers that made this winter sport possible!!

All American Athletes is working on plans for another baseball season for this Spring 2011. Plans are also in the making for a possible music and movement class, horseback riding, and gymnastics for this Summer!! The program is continuing to grow and touch many families in the York County area!

Dalton Help Foundation is proud to sponsor this organization and offer this unique opportunity to kids and their families!!