We all want our children to fit in - have somewhere to belong, people to accept them. We dream of a life where our children succeed, and feel important about themselves and fit in amongst their peers. We imagine a life where friendships evolve and opportunities await our children. And for parents of children with special needs, this dream is often difficult to fulfill. A new chapter of a non-profit organization titled, "No More Sidelines," was founded in January, 2010 and is starting it's SEVENTH year of serving families in Central Michigan.
Inspired by founder Cyndi Blair, the organization has grown to serve almost 300 children with special needs and their families in the Muskegon area. The group has proven to give many kids the opportunity to participate in sporting and community events that otherwise wouldn't have happened and is allowing parents and siblings to network and socialize as well, thus fulfilling another important need for these families.
The goal of this organization is to make sure that all children with special needs are afforded the opportunities that mainstream kids have. This groups mission is to help these children become accepted members of our community.