Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Raise a Glass August 22nd!

Raise a glass on August 22, 2013 at Blue Martini, Boca Raton Florida to help us raise funds to support innovative education, awareness, advocacy, and research programs that will change the lives of individuals diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as ADHD, Aspergers, autism, bipolar, dyslexia, and other learning disorders. 

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Exclusive Opportunity to Learn New Standards for Evaluating Charities

It’s time to change the way we think about changing the world. 

Are we using outdated standards to evaluate which causes to support? Are the charities we support investing in improving their work?

This is an exclusive opportunity to learn about the new standards for evaluating charities.

Learn about the shift in conversation from overhead to impact and broad accountability standards, and how to make better investments and have more sustainable influence for the causes we financially support.

Get your tickets now:

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday! Check out this incredible article on Buddha Ball in the Miami SunPost. If you thought our last gala was amazing, wait until you see what we have in store for you all next year! Keep an eye out for more updates!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Exclusive Opportunity for Business Leaders

Business leaders who provide direction and governance on nonprofit boards and who support the work of the nonprofit sector must listen to Dan Pallotta’s message of “freeing charity to use the tools of capitalism.” 

This is your exclusive opportunity to learn about the new standards for evaluating charities.

Hear how to make better investments and have a more profound impact on the nonprofit organizations we support.

Learn about the shift in conversation from overhead to impact and broad accountability standards for the causes we support.

It is time to change the way we think about changing the world!

Get your tickets now.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Our Unicorn Is Sad...

This Unicorn has been with Unicorn Children's Foundation for many years. He has greeted everyone that has walked through our door with that beautiful smile every day. Lately, his smile has faded, as he has realized one thing: he has no name. We need your help! What should our loyal friend's name be?

Become a Sponsor

The number of children affected by neurodevelopmental, communication and/or learning disorders continues to climb at alarming rates. At Unicorn, we believe that every individual, regardless of his/her disability, deserves an opportunity to lead fulfilling and productive lives. 

Please join us in supporting these children by being a sponsor for this exciting event. We are anticipating over 250 attendees who represent a cross-section of community leaders, business professionals and philanthropists from the greater South Florida area and beyond. 


Friday, July 12, 2013

An Invitation to Help Us Change the World

Unicorn Children’s Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is preparing to launch its “I Am…” campaign that will feature individuals diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, Bipolar, Dyslexia, and other Learning Disorders. The goal of this program is to change the world’s perception of individuals diagnosed with these disorders so that they begin focusing on each individual’s strengths and interests rather than their diagnosis and challenges. 

The possibilities are endless! Please share with us your special skills, hobbies, and successes and you may be featured by Unicorn Children’s Foundation. Selected individuals will be featured monthly on our social networking sites and our website. One individual will be featured in each of our newsletters that are distributed to over 5,000 members around the world. A handful of individuals will be featured in our “I Am…” documentary. 

Submit your application by Friday, July 19, 2013 to automatically be entered for your chance to win a Cisco 4 GB Flip Video Cam!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Expose Your Business at Casino Royale!

We will be hosting our 6th Annual Casino, “Casino Royale” on November 9, 2013 at the Ferretti Group Yacht Marina, Fort Lauderdale. We are anticipating over 300 attendees representing a cross-section of South Florida’s community leaders, business professionals and philanthropists. We hope that you will take advantage of this incredible opportunity to expose your business to prospective new clients and friends. There are a variety of ways in which you can promote your business: 

Become a Sponsor
Donate an item to be included in our chance.

We are counting on the generosity of local businesses to help us change the lives of so many impacted by these disorders and change society as a whole. Visit our website for more information.

Friday, July 5, 2013

1 in 6

Today, nearly 1 of every 6 children are impacted by some form of neurodiversity. Money from Casino Royale helps us to increase awareness of these disorders, establish effective treatment guidelines, and disseminate this information to professionals and parents across the globe.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Dan Marino Foundation Jobs Development Application

The Dan Marino Foundation Jobs Development Program Empowering Young Adults Toward Independence

Young adults will participate in academic preparation and on-the-job training and apprenticeships to gain skills necessary for competitive and sustainable employment. Based on individual preferences, opportunities will also be made available in the Hospitality, Information Technology, and Entrepreneurship industries. The Jobs Development Program is sponsored by The Dan Marino Foundation and the State of Florida, Agencies for Persons with Disabilities. 

Interested? If you are able to answer “yes” to all of the questions below, you are eligible to apply for the Jobs Development Program.

• Are you between the ages of 18 to 28 years of age?
• Are you a resident of Florida?
• Do you have a documented diagnosis of a Developmental Disability: Autism Spectrum Disorder (includes Asperger’s Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disability-Not Otherwise Specified), Cerebral Palsy, Prader-Willi Syndrome, and/or other Intellectual Disability?
• Have you graduated from high school (regular diploma, special diploma, certificate of completion) or exited the K-12 school system?
• Do you want to be competitively employed at a minimum of 20 hours per week?
• Are you legally able to work in the United States?
• Are you able to navigate independently on campus and work environments (e.g., 8 students to 1 staff on-campus and 4 students to 1 staff on internship sites)?
• Do you have access to transportation to and from the program site in downtown Fort Lauderdale and related internship sites?
• Are you able to attend a 2-week Employment and Career Seminar from September 3 to September 13?

What Do I Do Next? Complete the online application available at

They will be accepting applications until July 26, 2013.

Questions? Contact Susan Morantes at 954-530-5511, ext. 107 or email

Enjoy a Night Out of the House

United Capital and Blue Martini, Boca Raton Florida invite you to join Unicorn Children's Foundation in raising a glass for the awareness of neurodiversity. Enjoy a night out of the house with some drinks and good company while helping change the lives of those who think, communicate and learn differently.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Looking for Office Furniture!

Unicorn Children's Foundation is getting ready to move to our new location! We are currently looking for gently used office furniture. If anyone could help us out, please contact us at 561-620-9377 for specifications. Thank you!

Unicorn Village Academy Awarded Over $500,000

To date, we have awarded over $500,000 to fund the development and construction of Unicorn Village Academy, an innovative high school where youth who think, communicate and learn differently can develop life-long personal, social, and career skills based on their own strengths, interests, and preferences. This safe, non-threatening, and supportive learning environment will provide students with an opportunity to prepare them to live independently, obtain and sustain employment, pursue continued academic endeavors and participate in the communities in which they live. For more information, visit

Monday, July 1, 2013

We Envision a World...

We envision a world where all individuals with neurodiversity are respected for their strengths and interests and are provided an opportunity to have access to effective treatment, learn in nonthreatening environments, have a place to call home, obtain and sustain employment, and engage in recreational and community activities that many of us take for granted.