I just wanted to update everyone on our newest fundraiser.
We have launched our biggest fund raiser to date to raise
funding to support our club's mission and goals. Awareness Speedway Slot Car Club at GoFundMe
Please share our posts/emails with friends and family to help us reach as many people as possible so we may be able to raise
the funds needed to continue putting smiles on the faces of our special friends.
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Awareness Speedway Slot Car Club is dedicated to continue on with our mission and goals.
We have been asked why we don't post pictures of our special friend weekly activities. We are bound by privacy rules for each group that comes to use our facility. We will be doing a new video of our program with one of our special friends to show how our safety and educational programs work including how we operate our special friends track time.
We just introduced a new challenge for our special friends. This challenge is 1 hr lap total records for each lane this challenges our special friends to keep the cars on the track and set goal to beat the record for their lane. This will challenge them to use mathematical skills to keep track of their laps and how many they need to get the record for that lanes lap total.
President ASSCC Awareness Speedway Slot Car Club Testimonials.
Dear Mr. Stuber:
It was such a happy day when we were introduced to your program. The four gentlemen of Lisburn Group Home all have serious handicaps that prevent them from ever being able to make the split second decisions needed to drive a car and absorb the driving laws of the State of Pennsylvania. They are all very big NASCAR fans and have a driving passion to watch the races on television. Finding your program gave them an outlet for their dreams and was an empowerment for them. It was love at first green light with the GO! They get a tremendous amount of joy visiting your program as it makes them feel like they are driving.
The Lisburn Group Home used to be a co-ed facility in 2007 we switched to an all male facility. The gentlemen of Lisburn were used to being the alpha male and center of attention in their family homes. They had a tremendous amount of difficulty adapting to having to share the attention of staffing, waiting their turn, communicating without violence and socializing appropriately. Your program was a bonus that it allowed them an opportunity to be competitive with each other, it allowed someone to win, challenge and be aggressive in a healthy and acceptable manner. They felt just like their heroes of NASCAR.
Your program created social opportunities for them to be real men, just another guy racing against normal gentlemen such as yourself and my male staffing. You were all on even terms. It was an amazing opportunity in a world that focuses so much negative on disabilities. It gave them a chance to exercise their communication and socialization skills with a small group setting. They were still sharing with others, they practiced their manners, they had positive interaction and they had an opportunity to resolve some of their problems and conflicts and build problem solving skills. Along with those skills they also learned to develop a bond of trust and stability. These gentlemen come from a field where people go in and out their doors so frequently that they no sooner get attached than their staffing moves on. It is a difficult position for them and having the stability you and your wife provided was a huge emotional plus for them.
My gentleman who is legally blind in one eye and uses a walker was learning how to use his eye hand coordination to keep the car on the track and watch it as it flew around the turns. He was also working his gross and fine motor skills squeezing the trigger to propel and adjust the speed of the car. For my bi-polar gentleman it was an opportunity to learn about his feelings of excitement when the car is cruising along well, the frustration of having it fly off the track or lose speed and crash. He had a lot of exhilaration when he managed to race it faster than the other cars. He was learning to label his feelings, accept how they felt, and it was an opportunity to have a positive release of all those feelings he doesnt truly understand. Just releasing the normal masculine tension is very helpful for him.
My gentlemen who has kinesthetic disorder was finding it acceptable to have to wait his turn, wait until the roadway was clear, accept when he could not be the number one driver, etc. My autistic gentleman was thrilled with spending time with you and your wife and bonding to your attention. You have both been so very gracious and kindhearted to him and that means more to him than every dollar he has in the world.
Your slot car racing was a terrific hobby and a phenomenal, exciting mix of a wide variety of recreational and leisure skill building for this group of gentlemen of assorted ages. The fact that you have worked so hard to keep it an inexpensive activity that they could afford was an amazing positive. It also helped them with working their financial skills as they paid for the time they used the track and adjusted their cash boxes here at the group home accordingly.
This house manager knows how hard you have worked to establish your charity the last several years. We also hope to eventually bring more of our UCP residents and friends to your racing club. It would give them more opportunities to make friends with the CPARC group that you had become involved with.
Ms Diane Hoy
UCP Lisburn Group Home Manager
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I am a mother of a 21 year old son on the Autism Spectrum. Since Matthew first saw the track, he has been excited to participate in the process.
The benefits for our son have helped him to be more engaged with others peers. Since Matthew always has been more interested in communicating with adults, having this interactive social activity encourages
communication with other young adults and teens. Also, since Matthew
likes to spend money and is very impulsive with anything to do with purchasing, there is a wonderful incentive to purchase and earn the next fastest car. his experience gives the opportunity to work toward a goal of saving, delaying gratification, and working on money skills for the goal to purchasing a 'faster' car.
Matthew's impulsiveness has benefited when needing to control the speed of the vehicle especially around the corners. This has an immediate consequence if he gets too fast with getting the car off the track, and therefore delaying the process of racing. Learning to control impulse with an immediate consequence is essential for learning. This also provides the need for hand and eye coordination. The need to keep track of your vehicle among the others on the track, being aware of how fast the car is going in relation to the other vehicles also is imperative for the racing environment.
We are so thankful for this opportunity to assist Matthew in his learning maturity process.