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Autistic Kids Play Place will provide after school programs and summer camp for autistic kids , developmentally disabled kids, and their siblings in a specially designed facility with play areas
Pamela Isaac will be the director of this non-profit. Pamela Isaac nee Kohlhoff has spent the last 18 years as a software engineer. She has worked for Yahoo, Cadence and Intuit. She also worked as Children’s Pastor at Crosswalk Community Church, from 2004 - 2008. During these years she has seen the needs of families with special needs and has been able to provide spiritual guidance to Christian mothers who struggle with kids with special needs. Pamela’s own older son, Ebenezer is autistic. So when she speaks of these needs she has firsthand experience. Pamela Isaac is a born again Christian, one of the reasons she wants to reach out to families with special needs is because God loves these kids and their families.
Jackie Funk, who serves as children's pastor at Sarartoga Presbyterian Church, . Jackie also serves as After School director at public school in Sunnyvale. Her love and dedication toward children made her my sounding board and now she is on the Board for Autistic Kids Play Place.
Michele Duncan currently works as the Admissions Director for The King's Academy in Sunnyvale, CA. Prior to this she worked as the Children's Ministry Director for a local Sunnyvale church. Currently, Michele serves as a volunteer in the Safari Kids Children's Ministry and leads a weekly Growth Group at Abundant Life Christian Fellowship in Mountain View. Michele holds a Bachelor's degree in Bible Theology & Christian Leadership from William Jessup University. Michele is married and has 4 children ages 16, 13, 10 and 18 months.
Mildred Jensen, who served on the board of The Autistic Kids Play Place from 2007-2008 , comes with a lifetime of dedication to children with special needs. Mildred and her husband Carsten have presently become trained as Chaplains for the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team. Mildred is also a budget coach for Crown Financial Ministries where they encourage people to put God first in every aspect of their lives. God has gifted Mildred, with a heart for children with special needs, and because of this she and her husband adopted a 3-year-old child with special needs and now he is a 37-year-old wonderful adult. So Mildred knows and feels the pain of parents of special needs children, her wisdom and guidance will be very valuable to this effort.
The Autistic Kids Play Place will be a non-profit 501(c)(3) registered in the State of California.