ECAP has been helping children with autism learn to communication, navigate social challenges, and improve adaptive functioning skills since 2001. We will be taking donations that will provide hours of therapy. 4-20 hours a week are typically needed.

Donations ended on 12/31/2022

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Early Childhood Autism Program Therapy Fund

ECAP currently serves about 30 clients aged 2 to 21 who have been diagnosed with developmental delays and disabilities, including autism.  About 550 children in the Bay County area could be diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and with a wait list of families requesting ECAP's services, funding for scholarships is crucial.

Using positive reinforcement and individualized teaching, graduate student therapists in FSU Panama City’s Applied Behavior Analysis program work alongside professional clinicians as they follow individual behavior treatment plans to help children develop academic, social, language, cognitive, daily living and other motor skills.  Parents take part in the process as well by watching therapy in the clinic via live video feeds or by participating in parent trainings offered by ECAP.

ECAP has been helping children with autism learn to communication, navigate social challenges, and improve adaptive functioning skills since 2001. Through their scholarship program, as a nonprofit under the FSU Foundation, ECAP provides free and reduced therapy that is critical for local children in need. With over 120 families helped so far, additional benefactors can choose to fund an individualized amount of therapy.  No amount is too small as ECAP uses this funding to make big gains in the lives of children impacted by autism. 

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Board Members

Supporter Gift Date
Kathy Devine   12/19/2022 12:18 PM
Stephen McDowell & Jeannie McDowell  11/29/2022 10:42 AM
Dustin Stokesbary & Barbara Stokesbary   11/25/2022 8:58 PM
Lucy Lewis & Bill  11/23/2022 1:12 PM
Kristie McLane  11/17/2022 9:44 AM
Gail Robbins  11/15/2022 10:39 PM
Steve McDonald   11/15/2022 5:06 PM
Ty Johnson   11/15/2022 2:50 PM
Tim Bedford & Nicole  11/15/2022 2:38 PM
Kevin Obos  11/15/2022 1:43 PM
Michael Wynn  11/15/2022 1:39 PM
Todd Neves  11/15/2022 11:54 AM
Anna-Lee Chapman   11/15/2022 11:04 AM
Mohit Samtani  11/15/2022 10:07 AM
Aaron Rich & Heather Rich   11/15/2022 9:44 AM
Ethan Register   11/15/2022 9:42 AM
Andre Boyd & Kathryn Boyd  11/15/2022 9:39 AM
Olivia Sanchez & Zack sanchez   11/15/2022 9:35 AM
Tim Brock  11/15/2022 9:35 AM
Chris Forehand & Angel Forehand   11/15/2022 9:34 AM
Bruton Campbell-Work  11/14/2022 3:32 PM
Justine Pressley   11/14/2022 9:21 AM
Ty Johnson   11/2/2022 11:54 AM
Shay Catrett  11/2/2022 11:20 AM

Donations for this project ended on 12/31/2022 11:59 PM

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