"You have an opportunity to be part of these successes, of helping change a family’s story from one of struggle, to one of success."
Laura Ligtenberg, Youth Autism Clinic Manager
This Giving Tuesday we received a heartfelt letter from Laura Ligtenberg, MOKA’s Youth Autism Clinic Manager, sharing her experiences with the program and hopes for support during this global day of giving.
Dear Friends of MOKA,
Every day I am blessed to come to work and see the lives of children and families impacted by autism strengthened because of MOKA’s ABA Program. I get to witness children go from being disconnected to playing and engaging with the youth autism specialists, BCBA’s, family members and other children in the program. I see them go from being frustrated over not being able to communicate their wants and needs to easily asking for the goldfish crackers, the swing, or the ever popular bubbles, and so much more. I am blessed to hear moms and dads share how their child is talking to them for the first time, how their child no longer displays challenging behaviors, and how our program has made a difference to their family.
You have an opportunity to be part of these successes, of helping change a family’s story from one of struggle, to one of success. ABA therapy utilizes positive reinforcement to teach children with autism skills which allow them to build relationships, to make choices and communicate their needs, to develop skills that make it possible for them to participate in and contribute to their community. Please consider partnering with us in our mission through the purchase of one or more of the items on our Amazon wish list, or giving financially on Giving Tuesday.
MOKA Youth Autism Program
We are so thankful for the work Laura does and the drive our Youth Autism Team has to live MOKA’s mission each and every day. You can help Laura and her team continue their life changing work by helping us clear our wish list HERE or by making a monetary donation at www.moka.org/donate.