The Radek Family
How the La Crosse Area Autism Foundation Grant has benefited my family and my child with Autism
In the summer of 2017, my family spent very little time outside enjoying our backyard. Our son could not follow commands, such as “stop” or “wait here” which meant that each time we took him outside, we could have found ourselves in a very serious situation. The simple task of taking him outside to play meant that either mom or dad would have to be on high alert at all times to ensure his safety.
The La Crosse Area Autism Foundation Grant went towards purchasing a fence that was installed at the end of March 2018. Now instead of constant worry, we actually look forward to playing outside with our son. This gives us the perfect secure place to help our son learn about the dangers of being outside. It also allows him to have his sensory needs met by being able to run, jump and play. We are so grateful that this foundation was able to help us!
-Jim and Crystal Radek
Mark Your Calendars!
3rd Annual Fundraiser for Autism
Saturday, March 28th, 2020
We are coming together to raise money for kids with autism. All money will be donated to lacrosse area autism Foundation. There will be food. Live music. Raffles a good time to help out these wonderful kids.
Fun for the whole family.
Firecracker 4 Mile
July 4th, 2020
The Firecracker Run (Formerly Chilida Classic) is right around the corner and this year is going to be better than ever. Offering a 4 mile, 1 mile and kid races, proceeds go to support The Children's Museum and the La Crosse Area Autism Foundation.
Would you like to support our efforts?
All Abilities Day
Sunday, April 19th, 2020
Join us to learn about local agencies and resources for individuals with special needs! “All Abilities Day”, formerly “Light It Up Blue for Autism,” will be a fun, family-friendly event (including a bounce house!) that you wonʼt want to miss.