During Autism Awareness Week, Regions Bank is saluting the work of Canopy Children’s Solutions.
It’s been said many times that it takes a village to raise children. That village is often a group of parents, teachers, friends and others committed to helping our children grow, learn and develop foundations for life.
For families with children who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Canopy Children’s Solutions is an important part of that village.
The support Canopy provides, along with the work its staff is doing to equip schools to better serve students with ASD, is simply incredible. It is making a difference and helping children advance, do more and explore new ways of learning.
Regions Bank and the Regions Foundation, a nonprofit initiative of the bank that supports community investments, have been proud to work with Canopy for years. Specifically, we support Canopy’s Early Intervention Autism Solutions at Canopy’s Center of Excellence in Jackson.
There, children are connected with innovative solutions and evidence-based practices that help them discover their unique abilities. In many ways, Canopy shows children how to learn rather than simply telling them what to learn.
During April, which is Autism Awareness Month, we have an opportunity to recognize and thank Canopy for the powerful role it serves in the lives of Mississippi children and their families.
Regions’ support of children and adults with autism extends beyond our support and volunteerism with Canopy. Through a company-wide initiative, Regions offers autism-friendly bank branches that include various accommodations to serve those with the neuro-developmental needs.
The bank worked with physicians and behavioral psychologists to create an autism-friendly branch network so people can bank independently and with ease. Regions branch associates have been educated about autism and how to respond to a customer’s needs. Additionally, sensory packs and quiet rooms are available at Regions locations across Metro Jackson and Mississippi.
At Regions, we are committed to supporting children and families with autism. Through our branch network, our support of Canopy and more, we are proud to be part of the village helping raise, teach and support the next generation of Mississippians.
Robert Leard, Metro Jackson Market Executive for Regions Bank