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Baby K’tan, LLC hosts a tour for 20 BOOST & G.A.P. participants November 17, 2021
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Baby K’tan, LLC hosts a tour for 20 BOOST & G.A.P. participants
Baby K’tan had the honor of hosting over 20 Boost & G.A.P. participants at our offices and warehouse in Davie, FL. The young adults with developmental disabilities had a tour and presentations from each department. The questions they had during open Q & A were extremely thoughtful and we were so impressed by their interest in Baby K’tan and how a business runs.
From the beginning, Baby K'tan has been about family and bonding, and it's our belief that the bonds that begin in early childhood carry forward into adults who connect and care for the communities around them. We LOVE partnering with organizations that share our mission to connect and care - when we can help provide pathways for our neighbors, we get to model the values we want to teach our little ones.
That's why we're so grateful to the good folks at Goodman JFS for creating their BOOST program, which gives companies like ours the opportunity to support young adults with developmental disabilities. This is also something that is near and dear to our hearts as one of the founders has a child with special needs. In the 3 years we've partnered with BOOST, we've been able to provide on-site work experiences that help these incredible young adults acquire valuable social skills and opportunities, foster relationships, and set them on the path toward independence and employment. We take pride in Boost graduates that currently work with us, as it is an absolute privilege to partner with an organization that cares so deeply and does so much good.
We all know that our love for our little ones doesn't run out when they're too big to carry. For all of the families, like our own family, who are raising kids with the added challenge of mobility or developmental differences - we see you, we support you, and we are committed to caring for you and your children through the babywearing years and beyond. Parenting is a forever kind of job, and we're in it with you all the way.
The mission of the Giborim Adult Program (G.A.P.) is to provide adults with developmental disabilities a unique experience that offers employment skills, learning and enrichment opportunities, which are individualized to meet the goals and needs of each participant, nurture their strengths, and facilitate meaningful activities which promote peer interactions and engage with community partners.
For more information about G.A.P., or to find out how you can get involved, click here!
BOOST is a 24-week social skills and work training program designed for young adults (ages 18-35) diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder or a related disability. BOOST offers intensive social skills training and on-the-job worksite experiences, resulting in soft skill acquisition, the fostering of peer relationships and a practical plan to attain competitive, integrated, paid employment.
About Baby K’tan
Baby K'tan, LLC is a Florida based juvenile products company founded by two families raising children with special needs. Their initial product, the patented ready-to-wear Baby K'tan carrier, won numerous awards for best newborn carrier. Baby K'tan continues to increase their product line with smart, simple and stylish products that assist in baby-parent bonding and make life easier.
The Baby K'tan team proudly devotes a percentage of its proceeds from the sale of all Baby K’tan products to the American Heart Association and the National Down Syndrome Society. The Baby K’tan Baby Carrier and accessories are available online and in retail locations across the US and internationally.