Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Years Eve!

2013 was a year full of memories and milestones for Unicorn, including our Grand Opening of Unicorn Village Academy, a community-based life-skills, academic, and career skills high school for youth 14-22 with neurodiversity and hidden abilities.

Just HOW BIG will 2014 be? We've got Grammy Award Winner, Jon Secada performing LIVE at our 2014 Gala, Noche Caliente Tropical on March 1, 2014 at Mar-A-Lago!

Thank you to all of our supporters who have made Unicorn Children's Foundation what it is today. We can't wait for all of you to continue with us on our journey in 2014...

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Need a Last Minute Gift?

If you're still scrambling for last minute gift ideas, don't forget.... 

There is still time to give the gift of helping others by making an Honor Donation to Unicorn Children's Foundation! 

Visit http://www.unicornchildrensfoundation.org/donate-now

Friday, December 20, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Emphasize the Possibilities, Not the Disabilities

Imagine struggling to understand your child. By the age of three, Sammy was still not speaking. Certain sounds and smells seemed to throw him into a rage. No one understood his distress, not even his parents. Currently, one in six children has a developmental disability or delay. Early identification and treatment will have a significant impact on a child’s ability to learn and communicate.

Won’t you help us provide free screenings for these children? $40 will allow us to screen one child and get their family the vital information they need.

Unicorn Children’s Foundation Mobile Screening Clinics, operated in partnership with local universities, provide free developmental screenings and parent referrals.

Every gift - $40, $80, any amount that is right for you- allows us to provide these vital screenings.

Research indicates that symptoms of neurodiversity may be spotted as early as 14 months. Unfortunately, more than half of these children will not be diagnosed until as late as kindergarten. This is a missed opportunity to change the life of a child.

The UCF Mobile Screening Clinics are designed to go into underserved communities to provide free critical assessments.

Every gift can help screen a child and start them on their path to reaching their full potential.

P.S. Your donation of $40 or more can be a child’s best hope to connect with the world!

Donate Now: http://www.unicornchildrensfoundation.org/donate-now/

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

211's Special Needs HelpLine

Unicorn Children's Foundation funded the creation of 211's Special Needs HelpLine. By dialing three simple numbers. 2-1-1, parents & caregivers of children (birth to 22) with special needs in Palm Beach County can obtain support to easily & effectively navigate the maze of available services.

Highly Trained Resource Specialists Will:

• Listen & Care...
• Provide Assessment of Your Child's Needs
• Provide Information & Referrals
• Provide Direction in Navigating the System
• Follow-Up to Ensure that you were Helped
• Connect You to Developmental Screening/Testing/Evaluation Services

This Assistance is FREE of Charge!

For more information, visit http://www.211palmbeach.org/special-needs

Friday, December 13, 2013

ADHD: Transitions Conference: From High School to Higher Education

Listen to this insightful episode of Attention Talk Radio, featuring interviews with Ashleigh Fowles, conference chair, and keynote speaker, Dr. Russell Barkley, taken place from Lynn University’s annual Transitions Conference.

If you are impacted by ADHD and are looking to maximize your learning experience, or if you are interested in learning more about the conference, you won’t want to miss this show.

Listen here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/attentiontalkradio/2013/11/25/adhd-transitions-conference-from-high-school-to-higher-education

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

What do you get for the person who has everything?

Christmas is only 2 weeks away! Still have that one person on your list that you can't figure out a gift for?

Consider making a donation to Unicorn Children's Foundation in their honor. A lovely card will be sent to your recipient, acknowledging that a contribution was made by you in their honor for the holidays.


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Looking for Auction Items!

We will be hosting our 14th Annual Palm Beach Gala, Noche Caliente Tropical, on March 1, 2014 at the Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach, Florida!

We are anticipating over 500 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. 

We are requesting:
An item to be included in our Auction (Live or Silent)

In return:
You will be acknowledged on our Auction website,
You will be list you in our In-kind page in our program book
You will be listed on the event signage at the gala.


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Unicorn Village Academy Grand Opening Photos Now Online!

Thank you to everyone who came out to Unicorn Village Academy last night, December 3, 2013 to join us in celebrating its official Grand Opening! The ribbon was cut, and we welcomed everyone into our beautiful, new school. Thank you to our talented students and Headmaster, Dr. Herm Fishbein who rocked the house last night! Of course, a huge thank you to Eye On South Florida for their exclusive coverage! Stay tuned for interviews and footage from this history-making evening. We are grateful for all of our supporters who help make this dream a reality!

View Photos Here

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Grand Opening of Unicorn Village Academy is HOURS Away...

We are just HOURS away from the Grand Opening of Unicorn Village Academy! The students are rehearsing their performance for tonight and let us just say - you are in for a TREAT! 

Dreams come true!


Unicorn Children’s Foundation is working towards providing each individual with neurodiversity access to effective educational programs and support services, independent living options, employment opportunities, and social/recreational participation in the communities where they live. 

A few examples of our efforts include: 
• providing free developmental screenings and referrals to support organizations aboard the Unicorn Children’s Foundation Mobile Developmental Clinics 
• supporting 211 Special Needs Hotline, the first call for help to connect families with available resources and service organizations in the community
• helping students identify their strengths and interests and develop a passionate interest in an area where they can find success upon completion of high school at the Unicorn Village Academy, a community-based lifeskills, academic, and career academy for youth with Neurodiversity and hidden abilities

Become part of our network of enlightened members of society and help us support each individual’s journey of learning and development. ‪#‎givingtuesday‬

Donate Now

Monday, December 2, 2013

Unicorn Children's Foundation to Compete at the FTI Consulting Great Charity Challenge

Unicorn Children's Foundation is excited to announce that we have been chosen as 1 of 34 charities that will be competing at the FTI Consulting Great Charity Challenge! We are so grateful, because this means that we are guaranteed a minimum of a $10,000 donation! 

Join us at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center on Saturday February 1, 2014 to help cheer us on.