A Great Loss for Sunshine School

On Saturday, July 18, 2020, Sunshine School lost our CEO, Cyndi Bilyeu. Her sudden passing was a shock to everyone who knew her, and we still cannot believe she is gone. Cyndi served as the CEO of Sunshine School for over eight years. During her time here, she impacted the lives of hundreds, working tirelessly to fulfill our mission. Cyndi poured her heart into her work, always willing to give her time, talent, and treasure to make Northwest Arkansas a better place. CEO. Friend. Mentor. Servant. Leader. Mother. Fierce. Loyal. Kind. These were just some of her best traits. Cyndi was a passionate and fierce advocate for disability inclusion and used her position to fight for the clients and fa

Sunshine School Receives Covid-19 Relief Funds from Arkansas Community Foundation

Sunshine School is so thankful to be one of the many recipients of Covid-19 Relief Funds from the Arkansas Community Foundation. In early April, we received a rapid-response mini-grant to help maintain our Community Support services. The funds helped cover increased expenses so we could continue to provide much needed support to our clients, especially at the beginning of the pandemic. In May, Sunshine School was awarded a Phase 2 Adaptation Grant. Funding was used to upgrade technology systems so that we could provide remote services, during the current crisis and be equipped to switch to remote services in the future if needed. We are grateful to the Arkansas Community Foundation for makin

Now Enrolling at 12 Months - Act Early!

Sunshine School is excited to be expanding our services by now enrolling children starting at 12 months of age in our Early Intervention Day Treatment (EIDT) program! Research shows that the connections in a baby’s brain are most adaptable during their first three years of life. Developmental delays, learning disorders, and behavioral and social-emotional problems affect an estimated 1 in every 6 children, making early intervention so important. These services may reduce the need for specialized instructional support during a child’s school year, and can empower families to help their child reach their true potential. Myka is one of our many students who is thriving because of early interven

Community Support Offices Move!

Our Community Support Services have moved! The program has a new space at the Center for Non-Profits in Rogers, which will open many new opportunities for our clients. To learn more about the move, we caught up with Amy Palmer, Director of Community Support. Q: What are you and the community support staff most excited about with this new space? A: The ability to provide services in an adult-conducive environment, while also allowing independence with cooking, crafting, and socialization amongst peers of similar abilities. The Center for Non-Profits provides resources our clients can utilize on an ongoing basis. The space allows our clients to physically distance while enjoying activities of

Virtual Sunshine Gala Raises Over $300,000

This year's Virtual Sunshine Gala presented by Jack Links was one that will forever be remembered; not only for the support we received from the community, but how technology brought us together for a week of giving! From stories of success to a first time online auction, the Sunshine School was able to raise over $305,000 through the Virtual Sunshine Gala. We shared the story of Thomas, who like many of our students, receives multiple therapies at the Sunshine School. We cannot thank the community of companies that rallied around us while we navigated this new “normal.” Without them, we would not be able to continue our mission of developing and enriching the lives of individuals and famil

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