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‘Little kids are supposed to play’: Sheboygan Falls Kiwanis Club celebrates milestone in effort to help kids with autism

by Jay Stephany

SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis. (CBS 58) — Natalie Shepherd highlights the work of the Sheboygan Falls Kiwanis Club which recently presented its 1,500th iPad to the family of a child on the autism spectrum.

Natalie’s Everyday Heroes: Kiwanis Autism Projects provides iPads to hundreds of kids

by Jay Stephany

By: Natalie Shepherd of CBS 58  Posted: Apr 26, 2023 10:00 PM CDT SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis. (CBS 58) — iPads are one of the most user-friendly devices out there. So, it’s no wonder kids love them. They can also be an especially powerful learning tool for children with autism. Special apps are designed to make it […]


by Jay Stephany

by Lynn Messer, 2012-2013 District Governor and WI-UM Kiwanis District Signature Project Chair The WI-UM District Signature Project is moving forward and is stronger than ever. The goal of 1,300 iPads granted to children on the autism spectrum was exceeded two months before the District Convention!  1,310 iPads have been granted as of mid-June. The […]

Local Group Getting iPads to Kids on Autism Spectrum

by Jay Stephany

By Tony Langfellow STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) – The Kiwanis Club of Stevens Point is joining a program to help get iPads to kids on the autism spectrum. The project initially started in 2012 and is called the ‘Wisconsin-Upper Michigan Kiwanis Autism Project,’ and now the Kiwanis Club of Stevens Point is joining the mission to get iPads […]

Kiwanis Club of Sheboygan Falls Continues iPad Donations During Pandemic

by Jay Stephany

The Kiwanis Club of Sheboygan Falls has continued donating iPads to Autistic Children through the many months of COVID-19. The most recent was to a Sheboygan Falls girl, Nora Crownover, who will be four years old in July.  She is the daughter of Cheyenne Crownover.  The”iPads for Autism” program was initiated in 2012 when Sheboygan […]

Kiwanis Autism Projects Brings iPads to Oshkosh Students

by Jay Stephany

Oshkosh, WI – A few lucky students in the Oshkosh Area School District (OASD) are the proud new owners of iPads, thanks to an incredible partnership between the District and the Oshkosh Mid-Morning Kiwanis Club. Funds for the iPads were raised by the Club through the Wisconsin Upper Michigan Kiwanis Autism Project, which provides iPads […]

Need For Kiwanis Autism Project Increased During COVID-19 Pandemic

by Jay Stephany

Despite COVID-19, the District Signature Project is moving forward. 1,225  iPads have been granted to date.  New clubs have supported the project and applications are still coming in. We have received many applicationsfrom the Milwaukee area but it seems like the Milwaukee clubs have not or are not meeting.  A great number of clubs have […]

Wautoma Kiwanis Club Donates 47th iPad

by Jay Stephany

The Wautoma Kiwanis Club is proud to announce that we donated our 47th iPad to Sparrow deBolt age 5. Sparrow goes to Coloma Elementary and is pictured here with his Dad Preston deBolt. We wish Sparrow great learning with his new iPad and educational apps that he can purchase with his iTunes gift card. Because […]

Exceeded Goals – We’re Keeping It Going!

by Jay Stephany

Update on our progress: To date, we’ve donated over 1,236 iPads to children, and received over $600,000 in donations. While this greatly exceeds our original goals, we’re not going to let that stop us. Keep the good going – keep donating, and we’ll change the lives of even more children, their parents, and their families […]

Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny – to support Children with Autism

by Clinton Smith

On Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 8am-10am, the Greater Sheboygan and Sheboygan Falls Kiwanis Clubs will be holding a pancake breakfast fundraiser. All proceeds from this event will go toward the Wisconsin Upper Michigan Kiwanis Autism Project – which provides iPads and funding for local children with autism of families in need. This event will […]