It is with an extremely heavy heart that we tell you that due to funding pressures that have escalated year by year, the Autism Program of Starbright Children’s Development Centre will end on December 20th of 2019. Our well-trained and dedicated staff have provided services to children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and their families for many years. On November 19th, our staff learned of the devastating news. That same evening, the parents of the children in our Autism Program were let know, as were the parents on our waitlist for the Autism Program. The therapies and programming offered by Starbright through its other departments will continue to provide their early intervention services with the passion and compassion for which the Centre is known.
What a wonderful story about our Centre was aired last evening! Please share with everyone you know! We need help!
Thank you United Way Central and South Okanagan Similkameen! Approving our grant application has given Starbright the simply best news! We will now be able to provide childminding for our families who are taking part in the groups that our Centre offers! This means so much for parents to be able to attend together or even attend at all! Thank you for all you do to support us!
The A.C.T./UCT Kelowna West #1003 have made a SO-welcome donation to our Starbright Autism Program! A heart-felt thank you Rick Warner (Treasurer and Past-President), John Grant (Vice-President and Director), and Dick Melrose (Director) for presenting a cheque to Karina Frisque (Autism Program Team Leader) and Rhonda Nelson (Executive Director of Starbright). We are so happy this amazing program is being supported!!