Category Archives

- Ask the Expert
- Community Events
- Community Leaders
- Community News
- Events
- Job Openings
- Member News
- News
- Partners & Sponsors
- Random Rants
- Volunteerism


Monthly Archives

- February 2014
- January 2014
- December 2013
- October 2013
- August 2013
- June 2013
- May 2013
- April 2013
- March 2013
- February 2013
- August 2012
- July 2012
- June 2012
- May 2012
- April 2012
- February 2012
- January 2012
- November 2011
- October 2011
- September 2011
- August 2011
- July 2011
- June 2011
- May 2011
- April 2011
- March 2011
- February 2011
- January 2011
- October 2010
- September 2010
- August 2010
- July 2010
- June 2010
- May 2010
- April 2010
- March 2010
- February 2010
- January 2010
- December 2009
- November 2009
- October 2009
- September 2009
- August 2009
- July 2009
- June 2009
- May 2009
- April 2009
- March 2009
- February 2009
- January 2009
- December 2008
- November 2008
- October 2008
- September 2008
- August 2008
- July 2008
- June 2008
- May 2008
- April 2008
- March 2008
- February 2008
- January 2008
- December 2007
- November 2007
- October 2007
- September 2007
- August 2007
- July 2007
- June 2007
- May 2007
- March 2007
- February 2007
- January 2007
- December 2006
- November 2006
- October 2006
- September 2006
- August 2006
- July 2006
- June 2006
- May 2006
- April 2006
- March 2006
- February 2006
- January 2006
- December 2005
- November 2005
- October 2005
- September 2005
- August 2005
- July 2005
- June 2005
- May 2005
- April 2005
- March 2005


Syndication


bloglines

add to my yahoo

add to newsgator

What is this?



Recent Entries

Help Improve the Health and Quality of Life in Polk County
posted 07.28.14
Take the Ignite Lakeland Survey
posted 07.23.14
Farm Credit of Central Florida Seeking Credit Analyst
posted 06.20.14


Upcoming Events

February 2013 Archives

« August 2012 | Main | March 2013 »

Nonprofit Spotlight - February - February 15, 2013

Each month we are going to take a moment to highlight non-profits of interest in the Lakeland and the Polk County community. While EMERGE might not be participating in every event or not profit we post, our hope is for those interested to find new and fun ways to connect and give back. Count on us to keep you connected.

Creating Brighter Futures for Children with Special Needs

More than fifty years ago, the Achievement Academy (formerly UCP and later Child Development Center of Polk County, Inc.) was founded by a special group of parents. Today the Achievement Academy is a non-profit United Way agency and charter school. We serve children from birth through age six with various developmental delays and disabilities, including but not limited to, autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and speech delays. The Achievement Academy offers small class sizes, dedicated staff, developmentally appropriate goals, individual speech, occupational and physical therapies and assistive technologies that allow our students to blossom.

We have three charter school locations that serve Polk County: Lakeland, Winter Haven and Bartow. Here we celebrate all abilities; there are none too big or small! Every child is entitled to a childhood of possibilities and we are here to make that happen.

Testimony

Joshua... Somewhere between 12 –14 months old, something changed and the baby that would gaze into your eyes, smile and laugh, slipped away. He would soon be diagnosed with severe speech apraxia (difficulty transmitting the speech message from his brain to his mouth) full body apraxia, developmental delays and mild autistic tendencies.

At Achievement Academy, extraordinary teachers helped ensure that he would reach his goals. Joshua received one-on-one, specialized therapies and most importantly he was given love each day. Our son would not be where he is today if it were not for the school. Recently, Achievement Academy along with the Kiwanis Club gave Joshua the most precious gift… his own Augmentative Communication device. This truly has given him “a voice in life”. By Joshua's mom, Tracey

How can EMERGE members get involved?

7th Annual Pigeon Pull and Evening Round Up
February 23, 2013
S (bar) S Ranch, 4098 J.A. Fenton Rd Lakeland
Registration starts at 2:00pm
For more information click here.


Permalink | Comments (0) | More in: Volunteerism

Posted by emerge

*All blog posts and comments are the opinions of the blog author or comment poster and do not necessarily represent the views of EMERGE Lakeland.

P 863/688-8551 ext. 228 info@emergelakeland.com