Shelva’s Help

A social, physical and cognitive skill strengthening program for adolescents and adults diagnosed with autism

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As a divorced mother of two sons with autism and a daughter who was accepted into Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth in the second grade, I watched the gap in their employment options steadily expand as they grew older.  My middle son Jay would try to compete with his sister in academics but his limited communication skills always hindered him.
I thought since Jay loves to swim, roller skate and lift weights on the gym's universal equipment maybe a manual labor career with weight bearing options and navigation  could be an option?  Maybe UPS unloading trucks, the airline's baggage claim, furniture moving or lawn care.  Simple in theory but not in practice.
When I took jay to Walmart and asked him to push a shopping cart, my literal son pushed the cart with all of his strength.  I then ran after the cart with all of my speed to make sure no on was injured by the flying cart.  Over the next two months Jay and I worked with a medicine ball, beach ball, wrist weights and more to help him with navigation and safety.  After the two months had passed we returned to Walmart,  Jay was able to navigate the shopping cart successfully for over 30 minutes.   Jay's  proprioceptive skills development over those two months also enhanced his receptive language and problem solving skills.
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<img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-9160" src="https://www.ifundwomen.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/TEACCH-2-300x228.jpg" alt="TEACCH 2" We have combined TEACCH for Autism's approach to learning with NC State University's Ergonomic Centers consultation to give adolescents and adults with autism the tools  for enhanced safety and more employable skills.  Everyone should have more options to excel.

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The Shelva's Help Strengthening Program is designed to provide adolescents and young adults with the tools for more  employment options  and enhanced safety skills.  The total cost for our 501c3 non-profit program is $350,000.  Our crowdfunding campaign is for two of the items students will use during strengthening exercises.

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-          30 6lb medicine balls (approx $25 apiece)                                                                                                                                        $750

-          150 2lb wrist weights ($4.99 for 2 @Walmart’s Tone Fitness Ankle/ Wristband)                                                                    $375

Our funding request today is for 30 8lbs Dicks Medicine Balls and 150 of the 2lb Walmart Tone Fitness Ankle / Wristband.  These medicine balls along with wrist weights, hand trucks and storage bins are amongst the list of supplies Shelva's Help Students will use during their course.  These medicine balls will further assist students by giving them more options and opportunities in reaching their full potential.

We are currently applying for grants which will be awarded during the Winter of 2018.  If we are unable to obtain the funds required to effectively manage Shelva's Help we will dissolve the non-profit and funds will be distributed to The North Carolina Autism Society, the North Carolina Epilepsy Foundation and North Carolina Easter Seals UCP.

Thank you in advance for your consideration and contribution.

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10/11/2017
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Shelva's Help Hanes Classic T-shirt

100% combed ringspun cotton t-shirt. Light weight jersey fabric. Color Options- Athletic Orange, Black, Brown, Carolina Blue, Dark Chocolate, Deep Navy Deep Red, Pink, Plum, Teal and White

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Trio Scavenger Hunt on the campus of UNC at Chapel Hill

Get ready for friendly fun and a time to create new memories with your teammates.Teams of three will compete in a race against time to find designated location on the campus of UNC at Chapel Hill. The winning team will receive three $50 gift cards to Omega Sports in Morrisville, NCCheck In will begin at 7:00am. The Scavenger Hunt Will begin at 9:00am.

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Quintet Scavenger Hunt on the campus of UNC at Chapel Hill

On November 4, 2017 Shelva's Help will host its first Quintet Scavenger Hunt in Chapel Hill. Come enjoy a race against time while learning more about Chapel Hill with friends and family for the grand prize - Fleet Feet Gift Certificates. If your team takes a selfie in one of the four event bonus locations they will be entered into a drawing for additional prizes. Lots of fun for everyone and every age.

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Just Because I Care

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iFundWomen - beige hat
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Shelva's Help Baseball Cap - Light Grey - Black

6-Panel chino cotton twill baseball cap

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SH WHite T shirt
$20
Shelva's Help Hanes Classic T-shirt

100% combed ringspun cotton t-shirt. Light weight jersey fabric. Color Options- Athletic Orange, Black, Brown, Carolina Blue, Dark Chocolate, Deep Navy Deep Red, Pink, Plum, Teal and White

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ScavengerHunt
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Trio Scavenger Hunt on the campus of UNC at Chapel Hill

Get ready for friendly fun and a time to create new memories with your teammates.Teams of three will compete in a race against time to find designated location on the campus of UNC at Chapel Hill. The winning team will receive three $50 gift cards to Omega Sports in Morrisville, NCCheck In will begin at 7:00am. The Scavenger Hunt Will begin at 9:00am.

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Quintet Scavenger Hunt on the campus of UNC at Chapel Hill

On November 4, 2017 Shelva's Help will host its first Quintet Scavenger Hunt in Chapel Hill. Come enjoy a race against time while learning more about Chapel Hill with friends and family for the grand prize - Fleet Feet Gift Certificates. If your team takes a selfie in one of the four event bonus locations they will be entered into a drawing for additional prizes. Lots of fun for everyone and every age.

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