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ChildNEXUS

Kids who can’t read, write, or focus long enough to learn are wired differently; they are not broken, and we can change their lives.

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Campaign Ends on August 31, 2020

Project Description

 

ChildNEXUS grant recipient

Our Mission

Inform and educate about learning differences, and connect families with professionals who can help children and adolescents achieve their full potential.

 

The Problem

  • An estimated 2.4 million American school-­aged children have been identified with learning disabilities, and an additional 15% of students (11.1 million) struggle due to unidentified and unaddressed learning, attention and social-emotional issues.
  • Over 20 percent of children (14.2 million) have some type of diagnosable mental health problem in the first 18 years of their life, and most of them never receive services.
  • When a child struggles, most parents and many educators don’t know why, what to do or what that child needs.
  • When kids struggle with learning or social-emotional challenges, it keeps them from reaching their goals.
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The Solution

We created ChildNEXUS.com to meet the needs of families with a child who is struggling at home or at school.  This platform provides expert-curated content to parents and teachers around the identification of learning disorders, mental health issues in children and adolescents, and intervention.  This allows us to educate and inform the public about the challenges that many children & adolescents face.

ChilNEXUS.com goes a step further and connects parents and educators with professionals who provide psychological and educational support services.  By doing so, we create greater access to professionals who specialize in the assessment, treatment, and educational support of children and adolescents. Through content and connecting, we can change the lives of children and adolescents who struggle so that they can thrive.  

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Our Founder

Karen Wilson Neuropsychologist

OUR IMPACT: We have Fans J

“This resource list is so helpful! Thank you for the work that you do! It's awesome and inspiring.”

“Great information about learning difficulties and how to help students in the classroom and how you can really help change their lives.”

“Thank you for bringing up the importance of communicating the need for assessment immediately, and some of the “hidden” issues that our students are struggling with. Your point is spot on: if we want to help the student, then we must first tackle the obstacle that is at stake.”

“So important to know how to best teach students who are wired differently!! Thankful to know how to best serve them.”

“Great information and definitely worth knowing. I will be more sensitive to be on the lookout (without obsessing) for kids who may need assistance and not just assume that they are doing fine and just need”

“Thank you for clearly communicating what science is saying on this important issue.”

“Brilliant! Gives a wealth of information in such an accessible way”

You have done an incredible service to the community with your presence and ChildNEXUS website.  It is nice to be included in your  vision and implementation of ideas.” 

“I am beyond excited about ChildNEXUS. Having opportunities to get inspired, connect, network with professionals and to learn/stay on top of trends in the work we do is so comforting. It’s such a great resource for parents/professionals, I would love to see it expand to more of CA (Bay Area).”

“I am thrilled to see your vision of ChildNEXUS growing by leaps and bounds.”

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ChildNEXUS partnering with the Child and Adolescent Practitioners of Los Angeles

Why Crowdfunding on IFundWomen?

For ChildNEXUS.com, community is everything.  We have partnered with iFundWomen, a crowdfunding platform, committed to supporting women-owned businesses.  The funds raised from this campaign will be used to build our technology infrastructure, grow the ChildNEXUS Professional Community, extend our reach and impact, and bring ChildNEXUS.com to market so that we can connect more parents with professionals who can provide services for their children.

We currently have our MVP up and running and we have users who love the product.  Through the ChildNEXUS.com platform, we have shared over 75 articles, and we have over 900 subscribers to the site's associated newsletter.  We also have a growing community of professionals (psychologists, neuropsychologists, educational therapists, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, and educational specialists) committed to providing high-quality care and educational support to students. 

 

So you've read and heard the pitch.  Now here is the ask.  Will you support us? 

We are asking that you contribute by purchasing a reward and then share this page to help us spread the word about our campaign and ChildNEXUS.com. 

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We appreciate your support and your contribution!

The Campaign FAQs

 

 

 

08/02/2020
Newsletter and Social Media Shout Out
$30
07/31/2020
Newsletter and Social Media Shout Out
$30
Billy Chamberlin
07/30/2020
ChildNEXUS Pen + Social Love
$50
Michelle Porjes
07/29/2020
Newsletter and Social Media Shout Out
$30
Natalie Eckdahl and The BizChix Team
07/28/2020
ChildNEXUS Pen + Social Love
$250
Anonymous
07/28/2020
Monetary Contribution
$1,000
07/28/2020
ChildNEXUS Pen + Social Love
$100
07/26/2020
Monetary Contribution
$100
Cheoma Smith
07/26/2020
Newsletter and Social Media Shout Out
$30
Maria cabral
07/24/2020
Monetary Contribution
$10
Monetary Contribution

Your support means everything to us.  We would be so grateful for your contribution of any amount, and we would be honored to have you as an ally.  Thank you in advance!

36 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
ChildNEXUS Pen + Social Love

With your contribution, we will gift you this click-action pen, with an integrated stylus for touch-screen devices. It writes in medium-point black ink.

We also want everyone to know how awesome you are and will give you a shout out in our newsletter and on one of our social media platforms! Make sure to check your email.

5 Left
20 Supporters
Select this reward
40.00 USD
Limited Edition ChildNEXUS T-Shirt

Because you can never have too many T-shirts!  GOEX's in-house graphic artist has created special shirts just for our campaign. Grab a limited-edition t-shirt before they're gone!  Please include your shipping address and size!

20 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
1-Year Professional Membership

Together, we can have more impact”

If you are a licensed or credentialed professional who provides services to children and adolescents who struggle with learning or social-emotional challenges, and you are committed to providing high-quality care or educational support services, we want you to join our community as a Premium ChildNEXUS Professional Member! 

Some of the Benefits of Membership

  • Your profile is featured on the ChildNEXUS platform
  • You have an opportunity to have your parent-friendly article featured on ChildNEXUS.com
  • ChildNEXUS breakfast chats with other professionals (food and coffee are on us!)
  • Share your expertise with other professionals, schools and families
  • Establish meaningful connections and more face to face interactions with allied professionals
14 Left
6 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
AD/HD Screen for Child aged 6 - 16

Consultation and screen with a licensed clinical neuropsychologist regarding symptoms associated with AD/HD.  Determine if your child meets the criteria for AD/HD and get recommendations for intervention.  Consultation involves a parent and child interview, rating forms administered to parents and educators and a follow-up meeting to review clinical impressions.  All work is done virtually but families must be located in the state of California.

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
2,500.00 USD
Giving Back

If you have a child who has benefitted from an assessment or an early intervention treatment plan, this one’s for you.

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
30.00 USD
Newsletter and Social Media Shout Out

When you support ChildNEXUS, you are providing support for children, adolescents, and their families.  We are going to give you a big thank you in our newsletter and on one of our social media platforms.  We want everyone to know how awesome you are! Make sure to check your email.

23 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
Schelp Your Stuff in Style

For your contribution, we will gift you a product of enduring quality - this durable bag, with a water-resistant interior, made to last and can carry over 100 lbs.  It features long, sturdy leather handles for an easy over-the-shoulder carry (11" drop under the handles). 

Bonus: The mothers who handcraft your bag receive Fair Trade wages, annual profit dividends, and a retirement fund.

We are also going to give you a big thank you in our newsletter and on one of our social media platforms.  We want everyone to know how awesome you are! Make sure to check your email.

15 Supporters
None available

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Your support means everything to us.  We would be so grateful for your contribution of any amount, and we would be honored to have you as an ally.  Thank you in advance!

36 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
ChildNEXUS Pen + Social Love

With your contribution, we will gift you this click-action pen, with an integrated stylus for touch-screen devices. It writes in medium-point black ink.

We also want everyone to know how awesome you are and will give you a shout out in our newsletter and on one of our social media platforms! Make sure to check your email.

5 Left
20 Supporters
Select this reward
40.00 USD
Limited Edition ChildNEXUS T-Shirt

Because you can never have too many T-shirts!  GOEX's in-house graphic artist has created special shirts just for our campaign. Grab a limited-edition t-shirt before they're gone!  Please include your shipping address and size!

20 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
1-Year Professional Membership

Together, we can have more impact”

If you are a licensed or credentialed professional who provides services to children and adolescents who struggle with learning or social-emotional challenges, and you are committed to providing high-quality care or educational support services, we want you to join our community as a Premium ChildNEXUS Professional Member! 

Some of the Benefits of Membership

  • Your profile is featured on the ChildNEXUS platform
  • You have an opportunity to have your parent-friendly article featured on ChildNEXUS.com
  • ChildNEXUS breakfast chats with other professionals (food and coffee are on us!)
  • Share your expertise with other professionals, schools and families
  • Establish meaningful connections and more face to face interactions with allied professionals
14 Left
6 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
AD/HD Screen for Child aged 6 - 16

Consultation and screen with a licensed clinical neuropsychologist regarding symptoms associated with AD/HD.  Determine if your child meets the criteria for AD/HD and get recommendations for intervention.  Consultation involves a parent and child interview, rating forms administered to parents and educators and a follow-up meeting to review clinical impressions.  All work is done virtually but families must be located in the state of California.

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
2,500.00 USD
Giving Back

If you have a child who has benefitted from an assessment or an early intervention treatment plan, this one’s for you.

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
30.00 USD
Newsletter and Social Media Shout Out

When you support ChildNEXUS, you are providing support for children, adolescents, and their families.  We are going to give you a big thank you in our newsletter and on one of our social media platforms.  We want everyone to know how awesome you are! Make sure to check your email.

23 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
Schelp Your Stuff in Style

For your contribution, we will gift you a product of enduring quality - this durable bag, with a water-resistant interior, made to last and can carry over 100 lbs.  It features long, sturdy leather handles for an easy over-the-shoulder carry (11" drop under the handles). 

Bonus: The mothers who handcraft your bag receive Fair Trade wages, annual profit dividends, and a retirement fund.

We are also going to give you a big thank you in our newsletter and on one of our social media platforms.  We want everyone to know how awesome you are! Make sure to check your email.

15 Supporters
None available