Keshet-NEWFounded in 1982, Keshet provides educational, recreational, vocational and social programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Keshet’s impact beyond the schools and summer programs includes its national prominence as a premier training center serving thousands of teachers, students and parents in the treatment of autism through structured learning techniques.  For many years, Special Kids Network has supported Keshet’s Teen Camp which gives campers ages 11 – 21 the opportunity to participate in overnight programs that highlight vocational training with an emphasis on increasing levels of autonomy for these young adults.

Special Recipients

GIRFThe Gastro-Intestinal Research Foundation of Chicago. GIRF is a group of people from all walks of life; many are patients, all are friends, united in a common effort to support research on the causes and cures of digestive diseases. The donation from SKN will help us support the building of a center of excellence for Gastrointestinal cancer research, create a Midwest patient registry, support the current clinical investigators, recruit and support basic researchers, and provide seed money where no other funds were available to underwrite unproven but promising research for pediatrics.

The Following Organizations Have Also Benefited By The Help Of Special Kids Network:

Alzheimer’s Association
Autistic Kids Foundation
Camp Ramah
Center For Enriched Living
The Chicago Lighthouse
Chicago Blackhawks Alumni Association
Chicago Blackhawks Charities
Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame
Children’s Memorial Foundation
Children’s Oncology Services
Cure Autism Now
Cystinosis Research Network
Equestrian Connection
Eye To Eye
For Autistic Kids Foundation
Foundation for Retinal Research
Great Potentials
Helping From Heaven
Lawrence Hall Youth Services
Lazarus House
Lincolnshire Area CHADD
JCC of Chicago
Jewish National Fund
Junior Achievement
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Stuttering Association
Neuro-Oncology Research Fund
New Horizons
NFLPA Chicago Chapter
Ounce of Prevention Fund
Progressive Service Network
Relay for Life
Special Gifts Theatre
Stefani’s Children’s Charity
Technology for Humanity
The Friendship Circle
Tiny Hearts
Visualize & Rize
Yeshiva Shearis Yisroel