The Spokane Guilds’ School and Neuromuscular Center provides an educational boost for children who are identified as developmentally delayed between birth and three years old. The state of Washington provides much of the funding, but they still need to raise a third of their support through private donations. One of their key fundraisers is their auction, which is Saturday, Mar. 21, 2009 at the Doubletree Inn.
With a skilled staff of teachers, speech therapists, occupational and physical therapists, aides and others, they focus intensely on the children’s needs for the short time they have them. Director Dick Boysen says that about 20 percent of the children leave the guilds’ school and don’t need special help again because they catch up to their peers developmentally through this intervention. You can learn more about the center by going to their website, www.guildschool.org