Assure the Future supports a wide variety of projects and events at the Riddle Center. Every gift makes a difference!
Assure the Future
The J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center is a community of adults diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), complex behavioral challenges and/or medical conditions whose clinical treatment needs exceed the care available in the greater community.
A NONPROFIT FOUNDATION SUPPORTING THE RESIDENTS & PROGRAMS OF THE J. IVERSON RIDDLE DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER
The Specialized Outdoor Adaptive Recreation (SOAR) Program received four generous gifts to replace its 30 year old pontoon boat with a beautiful, cherry red 2020 Bennington Pontoon with a double canopy, open floor plan and customized doors to allow for even the largest wheelchair! Many thanks to the Morganton Rotary Club for their $20,000 grant, the Rostan Family Foundation and the Pilot Club for their $10,000 gifts, and the Gold Wing Riders Association .for their $5,000 gift.
The Huffman-Cornwell Foundation awarded $1,000 for the 2020 Volunteen Program, a summer volunteer program for local area teens to engage with center residents.
FIPP Tech Tubs
The Family, Infant and Preschool Program was awarded $2,500 from the Burke Community Foundation Covid Emergency Fund to purchase a Verizon hotspot, ipads and supplies to provide early intervention visits for families without technology or reliable internet.
The JIRDC Advocacy department was awarded $5,000 from the Burke Community Foundation Covid Emergency Fund to purchase 4 laptops to connect resident advocates to the intranet system, even when working remotely.
A manuscript was recently published in the Division for Early Childhood Recommended Practices Monograph 7 featuring a participation based assessment tool developed by practitioners at the Family, Infant and Preschool Program at the J. Iverson Riddle Center.
The Family, Infant and Preschool Program of the J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center has received national acclaim by the Division for Early Childhood Council for Exceptional Children for producing a set of evidence-based resources to enable early childhood intervention practitioners to provide services using tele-health.
Assure the Future's mission is to provide enrichment activities not provided by the state for residents of the J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center and to educate the community on ways to be inclusive of young children and adults with disabilities in everyday life.