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In conjunction with the St. Albert the Great 2017 Run with the STAGS! 5K Run & Fun Run Mile on August 18, 2017 for tutoring and health programs, St. Albert the Great S.P.I.C.E. (Special People In Catholic Education) committee will have autism and disability awareness information and this online second Celebrity Silent Auction. Local celebrities have donated their time and activities for this auction.
All proceeds of this auction will be used for the St. Albert the Great Catholic School Autism Scholarship Program materials, programming, and financial assistance for students (school services and therapies). Our parish S.P.I.C.E. committee has accepted private donations for the past few years, and hopes to continue to assist the program and families in need who would like their children with autism to attend St. Albert the Great Catholic School.
Bidders need to create a free account on this website with a name and email address. There is ONE winner for each celebrity activity. ONE bidder bids for a group of participants. Winners will be announced at the 2017 Ice Cream Social on August 20 and contacted by email or phone. Attendance at the 2017 Run With STAGS! and Ice Cream Social are not required to win.
About St. Albert the Great Catholic School S.P.I.C.E.
S.P.I.C.E. is Special People In Catholic Education. Catholic parishes have formed this committee to help children with disabilities attend Catholic schools. The United States Catholic Conference of Bishops affirms in their document Welcome and Justice for Persons with Disabilities: A Framework for Access and Inclusion, “We are a single flock under the care of a single shepherd. There can be no separate Church for persons with disabilities.”
With these thoughts in mind, S.P.I.C.E. at St. Albert the Great seeks to provide programming and materials for the Autism Scholarship Program, along with financial assistance for school services for families of students with autism disabilities. Families must pay for regular tuition and varying amounts for occupational therapy, speech therapy, intervention services, aide services, etc., based on a student’s Ohio Department of Education Individual Education Plan (IEP). The Ohio Department of Education Autism Scholarship Program pays a certain amount each year, but the services often cost thousands of dollars more than the maximum scholarship amount. Families are responsible for uncovered costs and many can not afford them.