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Special Kids Connect


Special Kids Connect develops resources, raises awareness, and provides support for the over 10,000 children with disabilities and their families in Monterey County.

The Big Idea

For the more than 10,000 children with disabilities in Monterey County, Special Kids Connect provides valuable resources and support. This nonprofit’s Big Idea is to expand its REACH enrichment programs, which are designed to be accessible and fun for all abilities. These noncompetitive academic, athletic and artistic activities allow youth to participate at their own level with other kids, both those with and without special needs. By offering an inclusive environment where youth with special needs and their typically-developing peers have fun together, this program reminds us that we are all more alike than different.

Special Kids Connect has given my son an opportunity to not only get together with his friends with special needs, but to be around typical kids. My son has participated in SKC’s Zoom lunches practically every week, and he’s enjoyed painting with REACH Art. It has been really fun to see the things that they’ve been able to put on and have the kids create.

- Bridget Henmi

Attention Monterey County Nonprofits

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The RFP for 2022 is now closed.