9Thank you to all of our participants, sponsors, donors and volunteers! PedalFest took place on August 26, 2012. All funds raised from this event benefit children and families receiving therapies through the Heartspring Pediatric Services Financial Assistance Fund. TOTAL AMOUNT RAISEDLUNCH PREPARATION<<While participating in their weekly social group, Will (pictured below) had the opportunity to practice eating lunch in the school cafeteria in preparation for kindergarten. As typically picky eaters, the kids in the group spent their lunch time learning how to tolerate smells, foods and new tastes. They tasted each food and rated it on a color-coordinated number scale, ranging from 0 (did not like it) to 5 (loved it).MILITARY FAMILIES<<Consistent therapies are important to every child diagnosed with autism. Heartspring Pediatric Services currently provides various therapies, including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to 100 military families. ABA is an intensive form of therapy which provides a more consistent and individualized approach than traditional therapies.BEHAVIOR SERVICES$20,603/////////////////2012 RESULTS9
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