Since the agency’s inception in 1998, Special Kids provides therapy services and a one-of-a-kind nursing program to children with special needs, ages birth to 21 years. The agency’s mission is to serve Jesus Christ by caring for His children. Special Kids’ objectives are to provide continuity of care for all clients through a coordinated multi-disciplinary approach, assist children in achieving and maintaining optimal health status, and improve the quality of life for each child and family. The funds requested in the application will support salary expenses for 2017 Camp Ability and Camp Ability Plus employees. (75%) 45 out of 65 children, attending camp three or more consecutive weeks with special needs ages 6-25, will either maintain or demonstrate improvements in (1) physical functioning and (2) social functioning as a result of participating in Camp Ability. (75%) 6 out of 8 campers attending camp three or more consecutive weeks with special needs ages 16-25 who participate in our Job Skills Group will be better prepared to acquire and maintain employment in the work force.