Adelaide Crows Children's Foundation will donate $50,000 to Aspect this year
As reported in the Adelaide Advertiser (p 19, Saturday 5 March 2016), the Crows Children's Foundation have announced that they will donate $50,000 to Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) this year as we build the only school in South Australia for children on the autism spectrum.
The Aspect Treetop School will be located on the former Ashford Special School site and will open to 40 students upon completion of construction on site.
Dr Trevor Clark, National Director - Aspect Education applauds the Foundation's generosity. Clark said, 'It's such an exciting project for us – to be able to widen the educational options for children on the autism spectrum in Adelaide – and this news has made it all the more so.
'Crows fans must be proud to know the Crows Children's Foundation has chosen to support children on the autism spectrum and their families in this way.'
The donation will contribute towards the school's playground equipment, vital to help children with autism achieve key developmental outcomes.
Through active play, children will develop core strength, coordination and gross motor skills. Playground equipment provides much needed sensory stimulation and promotes outdoor recreation for students, who can be disengaged during play and break times.
Foundation Board Member, Kyle Hartigan and Crows Captain, Taylor Walker were on hand to meet some of the prospective students and launch the Foundation's charity partnerships for season 2016.
To donate to the Aspect Treetop School, click here.