Monday, June 30, 2014

Unicorn Children's Foundation's 2013-2014 Year in Review

Today marks Unicorn Children's Foundation's last day of our fiscal year.

Please take a moment to view the highlights and achievements of our incredible year....

From moving locations, to opening Unicorn Village Academy, to all of our fabulous events, we are so grateful for every single one of our supporters and volunteers who have joined us on this wild ride. Thank you so much for all of your generosity throughout the year, because we could not have done it without you!

We can't wait for you to see what we have in store for 2014-2015...

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Senator Calls For Expansion Of Community-Based Services

Unicorn Children’s Foundation is working to create community level change through its Neurodiversity Cradle to Career© initiatives that will promote full inclusion and engagement for individuals who think, communicate and learn differently.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Study finds link between pesticides and autism

It is time that we start focusing on eliminating the environmental variables that are impacting the way our children develop. Can we start engaging in preventative actions and establish policies to create healthier environments for our future generations? Click here to read more.

Pam is All About Philanthropy

Our Director of Development, Pam Calzadilla is all about Philanthropy at Planet Philanthropy#AFP14pp

Friday, June 20, 2014

Footage from the 2nd Annual Leaders in Autism Breakfast

Unicorn Children's Foundation was the proud sponsor of the 2nd Annual Leaders in Autism Breakfast at Florida Atlantic University on June 16, 2014. Check out this great news piece from WPTV!

MIT Researcher’s New Warning: At Today’s Rate, Half of All U.S. Children Will Be Autistic (by 2025)

Research scientist Stephanie Seneff of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a widely published author on topics ranging from Azlheimer’s Disease to autism and cardiovascular disease, raised plenty of eyebrows recently with a bold proclamation on autism at a special panel in Massachusetts about genetically modified organisms and other topics.
“At today’s rate, by 2025, one in two children will be autistic,”  Seneff said last Thursday in Groton, MA at an event sponsored by the holistic-focused Groton Wellness organization.
Seneff presented slides showing a remarkably consistent correlation between the rising use of Roundup (with its active ingredient glyphosate) on crops and the rising rates of autism; while it doesn’t show a direct correlation it does give researchers plenty to think about, especially considering Seneff’s research into the side effects of autism that mimic glyphosate toxicity and deficiencies.
The slide notes that the heaviest use of Roundup, Monsanto’s flagship weedkiller, began in 1990 and continued to rise since. Meanwhile, the  number of kids with autism has gone from 1 in 5,000 in 1975 to 1 in 68 today, a puzzling and frustrating stat that shows no signs of slowing down and one that correlates strongly with the rise in glyphosate use.
Of course, autism is a complex problem with many potential causes, but the numbers are particularly of note considering how close the correlation is, and Seneff’s credentials.
Seneff's slide showing a strong correlation between Roundup and autism rates.
Seneff’s slide showing a strong correlation between Roundup and autism rates.
Dr. Seneff has written 10 papers (7 as the first author) in various medical and health journals on modern diseases as well as drug side effects, nutritional deficiencies and the impacts of environmental toxins on our health. She also worked as a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory before turning to biology, as her official biography notes.
You can read more about her presentation on the website The Complete Patient by clicking here,and you can also check out the full versions of her slides on glyphosate and autism by clicking here.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

What a great video of the FTI Consulting Great Charity Challenge!

This event took place February 1, 2014 and earned Unicorn Children's Foundation $17,000!

You can see some nice highlights of the horse jumping and even spy Hunter Hayes showing some love for Unicorn and taking a selfie with our Communications Coordinator, Amy!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014

In Loving Memory of Ron Hermann

In memory of a long time Unicorn supporter, Ron Hermann. Our sincerest condolences to his family and wife France Tessier. We were fortunate to have been part of their life journey and his generosity.

It's a Week of Love at Unicorn!!

A very Happy Anniversary to our Board Member, Michelle Yellin and her husband Ron who celebrated their special day on Wednesday. We also congratulate our Board Member, Greg Fried and his wife Mary Ann who are celebrating theirs today!!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Thanks Palm Beach Illustrated!

It's ‪#‎ThrowbackThursday‬! Let's throw it back to March 1st, our 2014 Gala, Noche Caliente Tropical!

A huge Thank You to Palm Beach Illustrated for including photos from our fabulous event on their website.

Acknowledge Dad for Father's Day

For those fathers who are impossible to find a gift for, please consider acknowledging them with a contribution to Unicorn Children's Foundation to help make dreams a reality for those affected by Autism, ADHD, Bipolar, Dyslexia, and other learning differences.

A lovely card will be sent to your recipient, acknowledging that a contribution was made by you in their honor for Father's Day.

"To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world." - Heather Cortez

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Still looking for that perfect gift for Dad?

To celebrate Father's Day, from now through 6/15/2014, the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate an extra $5 for each customer who makes an eligible purchase at in support of Unicorn Children's Foundation. This is in addition to the regular donation of 0.5% of the purchase price.

Shop here:

Monday, June 9, 2014

Having a Great Time FORE Unicorn Village Academy!

Unicorn Children's Foundation is having a a great time FORE Unicorn Village Academy at the Seminole Region Club Managers 24th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Boca West Country Club this morning! Thank you to everyone that has helped us raise funds for specialized, interactive whiteboards and had fun while doing it!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Last Day of School!

Today is the last day of school for Unicorn Village Academy!

We are so proud of the students for all they have achieved this year! A HUGE congratulations to Thomas, the first-ever graduate of UVA!

We could not have been where we are today without the love and support from all of our generous donors and volunteers. Thank you for making a dream into a reality and for helping change so many lives this year.

Have an amazing summer everyone!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

In Shift, Supreme Court Moves Away From ‘Mental Retardation’

For the first time ever, the U.S. Supreme Court used the term intellectual disability in its decision last week in efforts to put an end to use of the term “mental retardation.”

Thank You for Visiting Unicorn Village Academy, Andrea DeField!

Unicorn Village Academy welcomed Andrea DeField to the school today. She is a former publicist and current trial attorney in South Florida who was recently honored with the title of Miss Atlantic States International. She has had the privilege of learning to manage and overcome her dyslexia, dyscalculia and lifelong ADD because of the amazing work of dedicated tutors, mentors, and organizations like the Unicorn Children’s Foundation.
Thank you, Andrea, for speaking to the students today and inspiring them to follow their dreams and to always find the "ability" in "disability."