EMPOWERING KIDS TO BRIGHT FUTURES
In 2016, after many years of searching for additional services for their grandson with autism, Kim and Kenny Nelson’s dream to to start an autism program in Perham became a reality.
As one of the only non-profit autism organizations located between Moorhead and Minneapolis, Empowering Kids is unique in offering high quality and affordable programming designed specifically for children with autism or social challenges.
Empowering Kids utilizes evidenced-based practices and research-based curriculum. Our services are led by professionals in the field of special education with an emphasis in autism, and have the education and professional experience to understand the specific skills that need to be taught to help individuals have the confidence to interact with others; a life skill that is critical to being successfully employed and live independently.
We also want to ensure that cost is not a barrier for families and caregivers who are seeking support. We provide scholarships to help families in need.
Our founders, staff, and board members are dedicated to achieving our vision: to provide a life of hope. happiness, dignity, and purpose for individuals with autism or social challenges!
To empower children, families, and the community by providing support and resources to those with autism or social challenges.
We offer a variety of services for individuals, families, and the community.
INTRODUCING PowerUp Summer Club
Our Power Up Summer Club is a fun and engaging summer program to teach social emotional and relationship skills. The program is designed for individuals with autism or other social challenges with a special emphasis on inclusion with neurotypical peers. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and engage in lessons and then apply their knowledge in group outings in the community.
WHO WE ARE
We are a network of community dreamers dedicated to providing a special place for children with autism and their families.
Our Governing Board
Zones of Regulation
Giving to your community serves all. We appreciate the continued financial support of individuals, organizations, and businesses that enable us to provide services to children with autism and other special needs in our community. Join them in giving here!