BIG FUN: GROSS MOTOR THERAPY'S COOL TOOLS

•  One Year of Gross Motor Therapy Tools $6,500
•  One New Tool (Average Cost) $650

Children with Down syndrome suffer from hypotonia, which means “low tone” or weak muscles which seriously affects many acts from walking to speech. Through Gross Motor Therapy sessions in class and on our playgrounds, our students work their core muscle groups on soft mats, rolling barrels, slides, trikes and more. As they merrily play on cool, big toys under the direction of physical therapists and teachers, they build up large muscle groups in their legs, spine, core, arms and lungs to combat their low tone. The result of this barrel of fun is improved walking, running, breathing, and speech. It also helps their bodies avoid the compensating activities and gait common to individuals with Down syndrome. 

 

ART PROGRAM

• A Year of Art Supplies $12,000 
• Visiting Artists Program $900
• A Month of Art Supplies $1,000
• A Day of Art Supplies $60

Finger painting sure is fun, and it serves a larger purpose. Students develop fine motor skills through activities like tearing, cutting and gluing papers, finger painting, and using brushes and crayons. They develop muscle control, strength and dexterity, in addition to feeding their creative sides. It takes stacks of art supplies every day just to keep up with them!  

EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES FOR NEW CLASSROOMS

•  Per classroom $15,000

Rise’s new facility doubled its original capacity to 8 classrooms. Each classroom requires furniture, computers, art supplies, books, décor, toys and more. Help us provide services to more children by helping us open more classrooms!

UNRESTRICTED GIFTS TOWARD GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT 


We hope you’ve discovered more about The Rise School and understand our mission after reading this. We hope you’ve learned that Rise offers intensive education, intervention and therapy to young children with developmental disabilities in a program that is fully integrated with their traditional-learning peers. Perhaps even one program captured your heart and mind above the others, and you’ll decide to support the program that interests you. Trying to choose one favorite Rise program to support can be like trying to select one delicious ice cream to eat from among 31 intriguing choices. If this is the case for you, we have a suggestion – general operating support!

An unrestricted gift for general operating support is the simplest way to support Rise. We will put your contribution towards our operating budget where it will support a little bit of everything: scholarships, therapy, staff salaries, supported employment, supplies and more. 

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SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT

Down syndrome affects children regardless of background or economic status. We do not want to limit any family’s access to our school based on their ability to pay, but do want to ensure every family is committed to their child’s education by charging a monthly tuition. For families with financial need, Rise offers tuition assistance scholarships of 20%-70% off tuition. We believe that the more resources we invest in a child with developmental disabilities at a very early age, the far fewer he or she will require as an adult. 

 

BOOKS, BLOCKS AND MORE: CLASSROOM ESSENTIALS 

  • One Year $15,000

  • One Month $1,250

  • One Day $75

Rise staff use curriculum instructional materials like books, blocks and math manipulatives in classes every day. These items build intellectual capabilities, while building fine motor skills. Some are designed for one-time use like workbooks, while stacking blocks and board books are used repeatedly until they wear out. Boy, do they wear out! We have to replace these items frequently. Please help us keep these essential supplies in stock with a gift! 

How to Support a Rise Program

If you would like your donation to go toward a specific Rise Program, click on the link below and type the designated program into the field labeled 'Special Instructions.' 

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CONTACT US

ADDRESS

4800 Manor Road

Building J

Austin, TX 78723

HOURS

Monday-Friday

8:00am-2:30pm