Chalmette, LA - The St. Bernard Autism Awareness Krewe presented the St. Bernard Parish School Board with a $40,000 check at a recent Board meeting in appreciation and support of the Krewe St. Bernard Summer Camp.
This no-cost, week-long summer camp for elementary school children with cognitive impairments just completed its second year. Krewe Co-founder and President Danny Dysart said the camp has really grown in its numbers and impact within the community and was quick to thank the school board for hosting and staffing such a positive experience.
Also joining Dysart at the presentation was camp counselor Adam Jones who presented Krewe camp administrator Krystal Kennedy with flowers as a gesture of thanks for her efforts in organizing the event.
Superintendent Doris Voiter thanked Kennedy and the team of teachers, para educators, nurses, social workers, speech pathologists and staff members for hosting such a successful and empowering camp. She also thanked Dysart and his organization for its support.
“As a school system, we are really blessed to have so many wonderful community partners all with the same aim — helping the children of St. Bernard. We can’t thank you enough for all that you do.”
The St. Bernard Autism Awareness Krewe is a non-profit organization with a mission to identify and assist with the needs of St. Bernard families dealing with the daily struggle of caring for children, grandchildren, and other family members with Autism. The group also provides monthly free parent training sessions on issues such as speech and language, occupational therapy, professional development, and other related topics for families. For more information visit www.stbautismkrewe.org