5-Eleven Hoops is a 501 c3 nonprofit organization that is on a mission to unlock the strengths and full potential of kids on the Autism Spectrum through sports in supportive inclusive spaces. for youth on the Autism Spectrum.
Founder, Stacy McAlister Jr. created 5-Eleven Hoops in 2015 after hosting a basketball clinic with the Brunei Special Olympics during his tenure playing there. He discovered that the drills worked on in basketball could help with a child with Autism cognitive and physical development. After the event he began to search for yearlong programs for his son who is on the Autism Spectrum and found that there were limited sports programs available. Upon returning home, 5-Eleven Hoops was created.
5-Eleven Hoops incorporates children from various life walks with the clinics allowing families to participate. This active play initiative was designed to help provide positive outcomes for youth and their families currently dealing with Autism and other intellectual/physical disabilities. McAlister created this organization in his own backyard and by using his pre-existing training and knowledge. Stacy has assembled a system of drills and basketball plays to build participants sportsmanship, social skills, coordination, strength & cognitive development. His program was built and inspired from helping his own son learn, grow and develop during the early stages of his Autism diagnosis.
Who We Are
Board of Directors
CEO & Co-Founder
Co-Founder and Principal
Natural Foods Manager
Empowering kids to reach their full athletic and social potential
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WAYS TO HELP
To The mothers and fathers, guardians and grandparents, siblings and friends…The teachers and therapists, coaches and sponsors…Your teamwork, donations, consistency, time and love is what powers 5-Eleven Hoops.
At 5-Eleven Hoops program, we are grateful for the generous support of individuals and corporate organizations.Your donation will be used to further the charitable purposes of the 5-Eleven Hoops Program. 5-Eleven-Hoops will directly benefit from the contribution. 100% of the donation is deductible as a charitable contribution on your federal and state income tax returns, subject to general limitations applicable to your personal circumstances.
Some of The Cool Facts About Us
There is no one type of autism, but many.
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 36 children in the United States today. We know that there is not one autism but many subtypes, most influenced by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Because autism is a spectrum disorder, each person with autism has a distinct set of strengths and challenges. The ways in which people with autism learn, think and problem-solve can range from highly skilled to severely challenged. Some people with ASD may require significant support in their daily lives, while others may need less support and, in some cases, live entirely independently.
Several factors may influence the development of autism, and it is often accompanied by sensory sensitivities and medical issues such as gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, seizures or sleep disorders, as well as mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression and attention issues.
Signs of autism usually appear by age 2 or 3. Some associated development delays can appear even earlier, and often, it can be diagnosed as early as 18 months. Research shows that early intervention leads to positive outcomes later in life for people with autism.
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