Boise Preschool for Children with Autism

Boise Preschool for Children with Autism

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I have just completed a "lessons Learned" paper regarding Courageous Kids Climbing. This paper shares what I have learned about working with people with special needs, specifically when teaching them how to climb. There is also several pages of information that relates to emergency responders and climbing gym owners. If you would like a copy of it, please message me with your e-mail address and I will e-mail you a copy. Thanks for your continued support! Jeff.
Check out these events!
On Saturday, December 1 from 11:00 am until noon, we will be hosting a FREE opportunity for 15 kids between the ages of 3-months and 103-years with special needs, physical or developmental, to go ice skating with the Boise State Broncos Hockey Team at the Manchester Ice and Events Center in McCall, Idaho. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!!! Message me for more information. Message me with your e-mail to receive an application.
There are still several spots available for next Saturday’s (October 6th) Courageous Kids Climbing event to be held at Gemstone Climbing Center in Twin Falls. The event runs from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm and is FREE to anyone between the ages of 3-months and 103-years with special needs, physical or developmental. Reservations are REQUIRED! Message me with your e-mail to receive a registration packet.

Below are a few photos of Gemstone Climbing Center where we’ll be climbing. Note that on one of the shorter walls, the kids can climb to the top and then slide down a slide. There are climbing routes for all skill levels. In the interest of safety, all climbers must wear a safety harness.

Gemstone Climbing Center is the FIRST ADA-compliant indoor climbing facility in the world!

We also need volunteers to serve as belayers / coaches.
Two FREE Courageous Kids Climbing events for people between the ages of 3-months and 103-years with special needs, physical or developmental, will be happening in southern Idaho! Message me with your e-mail address and which event you are interested in to receive a sign-up packet. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED!!!

October 6 – Gemstone Climbing in Twin Falls, Idaho from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm.

October 20 – Teton Rock Gym in Driggs, Idaho from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm.
There are still several spots available for the FREE Courageous Kids Climbing event to be held this Saturday, September 8 at the Downtown YMCA in Boise from 10:00 am until noon. This event is open to anyone between the ages of 3-months and 103-years with special needs, physical or developmental. Space is limited, so reservations are required. Message me with your e-mail to receive a registration packet.
Just wanted to let you know that Nathan attended a conference in Moscow- BY HIMSELF!
4 day trip with his transition class. He did great!
Greetings. I am working with a professor at Ball State University and we are conducting a study called "Supporting Couple Relationships of Parents Raising Children with Autism" (IRB# 1022263). We hope to better understand how raising a child with autism can impact a couple's relationship/marriage. We hope to learn information that can be passed along to other parents who can gain insights and support that help protect their relationship and enhance their abilities as parents.

If you are married or in a committed relationship with the co-parent of a child living with you who has been diagnosed with a form of Autism Spectrum Disorder, I would like to hear about your insights and experiences in an anonymous, online survey. The survey includes a series of open-ended questions for you to type as much detail as you feel comfortable doing. It might take up to 30 minutes depending on how much information you choose to provide. A consent form that further explains the study will appear at this link (https://bsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cvaIoY54nqKBioR), followed by the survey itself.

I would appreciate it if you would forward this message to others who would qualify for and might be interested in participating in this study. Please email me at ([email protected]) if you have questions. Thank you for your consideration.

This study has been approved by the BSU Institutional Review Board.
I wanted to also post a picture of a Ready, Set, Go graduate. I really credit this school with the success he has had through school. Rylie is graduating this Saturday from Mountain View High School. Thank you!

Boise Service Group dba as Ready Set Go Developmental Preschool is an Early Intervention Program for children with Autism and other Developmental Disorders.

Ready Set Go (RSG) was founded in 1986 by Dr. Michael Day to provide treatment to children with Autism, PDD, Asperger Syndrome, Down Syndrome and other Developmental Disorders.

Operating as usual

[03/21/21]   We are looking for an entry level employee with a high energy level, positive attitude, and excitement about children's learning to work with young children diagnosed with autism within a preschool environment. No experience is necessary. Training is provided, schedules are consistent and do not include evenings or weekends, great staff to student ratios (most are 1:1 and range to 1:3) so that you can really make a difference, AND we have marvelous benefits!! This is a wonderful opportunity to have fun while working and to become trained in ABA. Great ability for advancement/raises for staff who (with our encouragement and support) become certified as RBTs (Registered Behavior Technicians).

We are interested in hearing from you if you meet the following qualifications: A willingness to maintain positive interactions with clients and their families, Ability to take direction, follow instructions and get along with co-workers and supervisor, Availability to work daily M-F between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, At least eighteen (18) years of age, Hold a High School Diploma or GED, Able to lift 50 pounds, Adequate means to get to and from work, A telephone where you can be reached directly, Ability to progress through the required in-service training, Ability to pass a H&W Background check and obtain a Boise City Childcare Worker's License.

Benefits include Holiday Pay, Vacation Pay, and Sick Pay; Health and Dental Insurance, Retirement Plan, and bonuses.

If you are interested, please click on "Apply Now", answer a couple of quick questions that will appear, and submit. If you look like a good fit for our program we will contact to schedule an interview.

[03/21/21]   We are looking for an employee with a high energy level, positive attitude, and excitement about children's learning to work with young children diagnosed with autism within a preschool environment. No experience in this field is necessary. Training is provided, schedules are consistent and do not include evenings or weekends, great staff to student ratios (most are 1:1 and range to 1:3) so that you can really make a difference, AND we have marvelous benefits!! This is a wonderful opportunity to have fun while working and to become trained in ABA. Opportunity for advancement as you gain experience and complete training.

We are interested in hearing from you if you meet the following qualifications: Have a bachelors degree in a human services field (education, social work, psychology, etc.) or are within 24 credits of this degree and plan to complete it within the next year; A willingness to maintain positive interactions with clients and their families; Ability to take direction, follow instructions and get along with co-workers and supervisor; Availability to work daily M-F between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm; At least eighteen (18) years of age; Able to lift 50 pounds; Adequate means to get to and from work; A telephone where you can be reached directly; Ability to progress through the required in-service training; Ability to pass a H&W Background check and obtain a Boise City Childcare Worker's License.

Benefits include Holiday Pay, Vacation Pay, and Sick Pay; Health and Dental Insurance, Retirement Plan, and bonuses.

If you are interested, please click on "Apply Now", answer a few quick questions that will appear, and submit. If you look like a good fit for our program we will contact you to schedule an interview.

[02/17/21]   We are looking for entry level employees with a high energy level, positive attitude, and excitement about children's learning to work with young children diagnosed with autism within a preschool environment. No experience is necessary. Training is provided, schedules are consistent and do not include evenings or weekends, great staff to student ratios (most are 1:1 and range to 1:3) so that you can really make a difference, AND we have marvelous benefits!! This is a wonderful opportunity to have fun while working and to become trained in ABA. Great ability for advancement/raises for staff who (with our encouragement and support) become certified as RBTs (Registered Behavior Technicians).

We are interested in hearing from you if you meet the following qualifications: A willingness to maintain positive interactions with clients and their families, Ability to take direction, follow instructions and get along with co-workers and supervisor, Availability to work daily M-F between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, At least eighteen (18) years of age, Hold a High School Diploma or GED, Able to lift 50 pounds, Adequate means to get to and from work, A telephone where you can be reached directly, Ability to progress through the required in-service training, Ability to pass a H&W Background check and obtain a Boise City Childcare Worker's License.

Benefits include Holiday Pay, Vacation Pay, and Sick Pay; Health and Dental Insurance, Retirement Plan, and bonuses.

If you are interested, please click on "Apply Now", answer a couple of quick questions that will appear, and submit. If you look like a good fit for our program we will contact you through Facebook Messenger to schedule an interview.

12/08/2020

Looks like fun!!

06/08/2020

Treasure Valley Family YMCA

We are proud to announce that the Treasure Valley Family YMCA has been nominated in four Best of Treasure Valley catagories! Thank you! Vote now through June 26 here: https://www.idahostatesman.com/living/living-here-guide/best-of-treasure-valley/article242869601.html?fbclid=IwAR0AtA66AhNKD1C0FkwiIZWJiUxJdtVzQhxcMyugL4PcmAuT8jN4P1vZuA8#/gallery?group=345028

04/29/2020

Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities

Please share with a family member who could really use some support right now.

04/03/2020

First Presbyterian Church - Boise

Sad to hear, but glad none of the kids were there. 😕

Dear FPC Boise Family and Friends,

We all know that Tuesday evening got bumpy. Literally. The earthquake that rocked Idaho was not very kind to our building. This isn’t a big surprise – our building is really four different buildings tied together, it's old (the central building is 90 years old) and its made of brick. When you give that a good shake back and forth it was bound to show wear and tear… and it did. Some mild; some serious.

Cracks formed in all along the southern side of the building, in Lindsay Hall, the Garden Space, and the Chapel. Bricks are slightly bulging along some of those cracks in all three spaces. There was some ceiling damage in the conference room, and we have not yet ascertained what damage has occurred on the roof, particularly where all the HVAC units are bolted into the roof. We also have a call into two structural engineers to assess stress on that whole south wall and to assess the security of all the roofing reinforcements in the attic spaces as per the recommendation of our roofing expert from Illinois who was recently out here as a consultant to look at long-term maintenance of our roofing system across all 5 separate roofing sections of our building. How providential that we had just started this process, so we are ahead of the game when it comes to this new challenge.

I leave the last damage for the final report because it’s the most imminently serious: the chimney. The oldest part of our building (1927-29 Education Building) has a chimney that services the old boiler (now back-up heater to our geothermal and heat-pumps) and two no longer existing fireplaces. That chimney “threw” a brick which landed in the playground used by the YMCA preschool, after it punctured a hole in the metal roofing above part of that playground. This is clearly a critical issue. That playground is not safe. We have already had two masons out to give bids on rebuilding the chimney, which is not structurally sound. There is no option to wait on that repair – fortunately, the building is closed, and the preschool isn’t operating.

Our Facilities Committee, and recently formed Roofing Task Force, has already been at work to adjust to this new challenge. We have already had initial contact with our insurance company. The challenge here is that this is a project of huge scope and there are many steps: to assess the damage, the process to fix it (the right way), the cost, and how it is funded. We are just beginning these conversations and I cannot tell you more now about that…except that we will figure out all of that together and keep you informed along the way.

This is not the project I wanted to tackle right now. I wanted to go on sabbatical. I wanted to take a break from major construction. I wanted to stop needing to fund “extra” things. But it isn’t about what I wanted. This is the challenge that has been laid before us, and we will cross through it. We will rise above it. How do I know that? Because you all have proved to me time and again over the last few years how resolved you are to be a generous and committed community of faith who is possessed of vision, passion, and good news – sprinkled throughout with steadfast faith in the providence of God.

Our building may have rocked... and maybe rattled. But we are standing on solid ground. I take great hope and assurance that we will figure this out, and we will do it the right way so that the generation to come after us is grateful for the model of quality stewardship we handed on to them.

Grace and Peace,

Andrew Kukla and the Session of FPC Boise

01/13/2020

Drew is a graduate of RSG and has a website for his acrylic and watercolor paintings. Check it out!! Thanks Drew!!

https://www.drewstuebner.com/

11/13/2019

Treasure Valley Family YMCA

Mark and Ryan visit the South Meridian Y to have some fun in a safe place!

[03/17/19]   We are looking for entry level employees with a high energy level, positive attitude, and excitement about children's learning. No experience is necessary. Training is provided, schedules are consistent, great staff to student ratios (most are 1:1 and range to 1:3) so that you can really make a difference, AND we have great benefits!! This is a great opportunity to become trained in ABA.

Job Duties: Following your scheduled child(ren)'s schedule and teaching communication, self-help, motor, cognition, and social skills within typical preschool environments as well as in 1:1 teaching sessions, Completing documentation of teaching, Maintaining a safe and hygienic preschool environment.

Qualifications: A willingness to maintain positive interactions with clients and their families, The ability to take direction, follow instructions and get along with fellow co-workers and supervisor, Availability to work daily M-F between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Be at least eighteen (18) years of age, Hold a High School Diploma or GED, Able to lift 50 lbs, Adequate means to get to and from work, A telephone where you can be reached directly, Ability to progress through the required in-service, Hold a current Boise City Child Care License (Can be applied for after job is offered) and pass a H&W Background check.

Benefits include Holiday, Vacation, and Sick Time; Health and Dental insurance, Retirement Plan, and bonuses.

[02/22/19]   We are looking for entry level employees with a high energy level, positive attitude, and excitement about children's learning. No experience is necessary. Training is provided, schedules are consistent, great staff to student ratios (most are 1:1 and range to 1:3) so that you can really make a difference, AND we have great benefits!! This is a great opportunity to become trained in ABA.

Job Duties: Following your scheduled child(ren)'s schedule and teaching communication, self-help, motor, cognition, and social skills within typical preschool environments as well as in 1:1 teaching sessions, Completing documentation of teaching, Maintaining a safe and hygienic preschool environment.

Qualifications: A willingness to maintain positive interactions with clients and their families, The ability to take direction, follow instructions and get along with fellow co-workers and supervisor, Availability to work daily M-F between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Be at least eighteen (18) years of age, Hold a High School Diploma or GED, Able to lift 50 lbs, Adequate means to get to and from work, A telephone where you can be reached directly, Ability to progress through the required in-service, Hold a current Boise City Child Care License (Can be applied for after job is offered) and pass a H&W Background check.

Benefits include Holiday, Vacation, and Sick Time; Health and Dental insurance, Retirement Plan, and bonuses.

02/10/2019

Treasure Valley Family YMCA

The Downtown Boise YMCA has completed all repairs and is fully operational. Thanks for your patience!

[01/29/19]   We are looking for entry level employees with a high energy level, positive attitude, and excitement about children's learning. No experience is necessary. Training is provided, schedules are consistent, great staff to student ratios (most are 1:1 and range to 1:3) so that you can really make a difference, AND we have great benefits!! This is a great opportunity to become trained in ABA.

Job Duties: Following your scheduled child(ren)'s schedule and teaching communication, self-help, motor, cognition, and social skills within typical preschool environments as well as in 1:1 teaching sessions, Completing documentation of teaching, Maintaining a safe and hygienic preschool environment.

Qualifications: A willingness to maintain positive interactions with clients and their families, The ability to take direction, follow instructions and get along with fellow co-workers and supervisor, Availability to work daily M-F between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Be at least eighteen (18) years of age, Hold a High School Diploma or GED, Able to lift 50 lbs, Adequate means to get to and from work, A telephone where you can be reached directly, Ability to progress through the required in-service, Hold a current Boise City Child Care License (Can be applied for after job is offered) and pass a H&W Background check.

Benefits include Holiday, Vacation, and Sick Time; Health and Dental insurance, Retirement Plan, and bonuses.

01/18/2019

This flyer for January's Autism Adventure Zone was sent in by one of our families who say they have taken their children previously and really enjoyed. Thanks to the Y for providing opportunities like this!!

[10/08/18]   Congratulations to Hannah on completing her inservice training!!! We know how hard you worked and are really proud!!

09/30/2018

CBS 2 Boise

The Sensory Playce, a gym designed for kids with special needs, opens Friday. It features different types of activities that help kids with their development. The gym is also open to anyone who wants to bring their children to a safe, open environment.

MORE: https://bit.ly/2zDEOJ2

09/21/2018

Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children

Many teachers say children who succeed in kindergarten know when and how to control their impulses – they can follow through when a task is difficult and listen to directions for a few minutes. Here are a few ways families can help children learn self-control.

[09/07/18]   Congratulations to Kalan on finishing her inservice training!! We appreciate all the hard work you put into it and know how much it will help you in your teaching. The kids will all benefit from your effort!!

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gofundme.com 05/24/2018

Click here to support Help us help Jack and Rachel organized by Darcy Gerlach Blazek

Those of you who have worked with us at the Y know Jack. If your child attends or attended our program here at the Y, your child knows him. Though Jack taught in the school aged program, he seems to have a soft spot for the preschoolers. Whenever he walked down the hall he had an individual greeting for each of the kids. His relationship with all of the kids is special.

If anyone feels inclined, here is the link to a Gofundme page to help Jack and his family through a very difficult time. Even if you do not donate, please keep Jack and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

gofundme.com Our friend, Jack Ramsey, has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, and we, his family and friends, want to help Jack provide for the continuing care of his wife, Rachel, and two small children, and to help cover medical costs beyond what insurance may pay. Jack has played an important role in the liv...

[05/18/18]   Have fun while you work!!

[05/09/18]   One of our students lost his first tooth at school yesterday. I was asking him today about it and he told me the tooth fairy left him money. I asked him what he was going to do with his money. He responded, "Buy a car; maybe a BMW". The tooth fairy must have changed since I was young. 😀

[04/25/18]   Have fun while you work!!

[04/17/18]   Heard today during an Extended Categories program: Adult: "Tell me a pet you might have in your house". Student: "A brontosaurus". Adult: "That might be a little large for your house". Student: "How about a small stegosaurus?"

tacobellarena.com 04/12/2018

Taco Bell Arena | FIRST Venue on a College Campus to be Sensory Inclusive

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