BC: Sandy Cay, Inc. The Bryan Center 12143 County Rd. E35 1207 W. High St. Bryan, Ohio 43506 Bryan, Ohio 43506 firstname.lastname@example.org 419.630.0804 | Kathleen T. Ewonus, Director April M. Thompson, Coordinator
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1: Sandy Cay, Inc. | Sandy Cay Island, The Bahamas
2: Sandy Cay, Inc. Sandy Cay, Inc. (SCI) is a nonprofit organization which began in 2000 to provide services and supports for at-risk individuals and families so that those being served may overcome barriers to allow them to reach their full potential. SCI assists children ages three and up with their communication, educational, social and behavioral needs. Over 100 students have benefited from SCI's array of services. SCI maintains qualified staff in addition to utilizing outside professionals as needed. SCI is an Autism Scholarship Provider and has also been supported by the Ohio Children's Trust Fund, Autism Speaks, Easter Seals, foundation grants, state and county grants, private donations, fundraisers, local businesses, civic clubs and volunteerism. In 2003, Sandy Cay, Inc. formed The Bryan Center for children with an autism spectrum disorder. The first program of its kind in the area, The Bryan Center serves children with autism as well as other disabilities. The Coral Reef Project (CRP) is another division of SCI which provides the Ship-to-Shore Mentoring Program, respite care and Sandy Cay Kids Camp for campers with or without disabilities. The choices that are made for children today can have a dramatic effect on what the future holds for them tomorrow. This is true not only in the financial realm of saving millions of tax dollars by avoiding out of home placement, but also in the priceless category of self esteem, quality of life and safety issues that surround the child's ability to function. Prevention through education and skill building are the underlining themes of Sandy Cay, Inc. and the Coral Reef Project.
4: The Bryan Center | Sail the SEAS | The Bryan Center runs a full day program addressing each student's individual needs through a behavioral perspective. In addition to academics, programs include life skills, social skills, sensory integration and behavior management. Music therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and equine therapy are also offered. Although The Center utilizes a multidisciplinary approach, the focus of training centers on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) including Verbal Behavior. | With SCI... Safety Ethics Accountability Standards
5: The Bryan Center works together with the student's home district school to develop and implement Individual Educational Plans (IEP's) to make each child successful. The 1:1 and small group ratio provided by The Bryan Center is costly, but it is often required for students with such extensive needs. SCI also serves students attending private schools by working on their IEP goals at that site. SCI's Vocational Coordinator works on employment skills and seeking gainful employment for student's who are getting ready for the transition to adulthood. Community service is also an important aspect for Bryan Center students who are able to complete the task.
8: Hands On Experience | There's much more to The Bryan Center than seat work and computer programs! The students are also encouraged to learn through experiences within the community and beyond. Music therapy helps bring about an appreciation for the art of sounds working together. Equestrian therapy exhibits animals and people working together with mutual respect plus improves posture and balance. Students enjoy gym and swim through the generosity of the Bryan YMCA and the Imagination Station within the city park allows work on gross motor skills while having fun! | Sandy Cay Kids Camp is an 8 week camp held at The Bryan Center plus other locations so that campers may work on such things as cooking, gardening and special craft projects... while working on those social skills too! | Above: Students practicing etiquette with a dinner date
9: Feeding the calves at Tower's Farm | A fun beach day at Rose Lake | Everyone loves the outdoor pool | Baseball is enjoyed by big and little alike | Getting to know the reptiles at Camp Palmer during a special camp session
10: The Science Museum
12: The Coral Reef Project | The Coral Reef Project's objective is to provide services for children with special challenges such as those dealing with bullying, anger, life skills deficits, academic failure, behavioral issues or emotional stress. CRP's mentoring program serves youth ages 7 through 19. Mentors help young people maneuver through the sometimes confusing task of maturing into healthy adults. Mentors uphold Christian values while having fun, maintaining a positive outlook and strengthening family bonds.
14: Field Trips | Clockwise from top left: Camping in Hocking Hills State Park, an overnight adventure aboard the USS Silversides submarine in Muskegon, MI, relaxing with music at Camp Thompson and a camper doing the ropes course in Hocking Hills Forest.
15: Fundraising is necessary for the array of educational field trips and activities that help students and campers learn. The science museum, the zoo, Cedar Point amusement park and camping are all big favorites! From top left: a sculpture in Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI, a solid citizen in Auburn, IN, Cedar Point and whitewater rafting in South Bend, IN.
16: Camp Palmer
20: Fundraisers | Fundraising comes in many forms for SCI. Top and right: Warrior Dash 5K events are a lot of work for the volunteers but a lot of fun too! Volunteers were fortunate to stay out of the mud for the race held in southern OH. Lower Right: Four runners represented SCI and autism at the Rite Aid 5K in Cleveland. Opposite page - clockwise from top: SCI's annual Volley For The Cause Tournament, volunteer servers for a party, A Warrior Dash runner and the first Volley For The Cause Tournament winners.
21: A special THANK YOU to all of the staff, students, families and friends who go above and beyond by donating their valuable time and energy in order to raise funds to benefit kids in need!! Also, we wish to express our deep appreciation to all of the local businesses and organizations who support all of SCI's programs - they are too many to name here, but please know we are ever grateful and could not operate or help as many children without your support.