The MISSION of the Boys & Girls Club of Brookings, Moody County & Yankton is to inspire enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
At the Boys & Girls Club we are fortunate to serve a
diverse number of youth that bring excitement, different perspectives and fun
to our Club community. April is National Autism Awareness month and at
the Club we are proud of our many Club members that are on the autism
spectrum. Over the years we have learned through hands on experience,
trainings, amazing parent and community partnerships ways to best to serve and
work with youth on the autism spectrum. Although, our loud and organized
chaos environment may not be everyone, autism spectrum or not, at the Club we
proud of the youth that have also taught all of us so much and made our Club
families, our teachers and our environment even better.
If there is one thing we have learned over the years at the
Club, it is that each child on the spectrum is different. The spectrum
range itself is diverse and complex. Youth on the spectrum, can vary in their
challenges, in their strengths and in their presentation. Making assumptions or
comparing one youth on the spectrum to another is an educational opportunity we
often see with families, other kids and on our own team.
Click on the article attached to learn more. If you
have questions, concerns or are looking for resources about autism, give us a
call at the Club. If we don’t have the answer, we can direct you to our
community partners that can help. BE Great!