Scholarships, Education, & Support for Children With Special Needs in Our Community


PAUSE4kids is a volunteer run 501(c)3 Non – Profit Corporation located in Ventura County. PAUSE4kids P4kprovides information, education, and support for residents of Ventura County and nearby areas. Monies donated are used to cover overhead costs, costs associated with our lecture series, support for parents, and to provide scholarships for services to benefit children with Special Needs. P4k is a payer of last resort.

PAUSE4kids was formed in September 1999, by Keri Bowers, a parent of an autistic son. Eight parents came to P4k’s first meeting. Today, P4k serves hundreds of families in the Ventura County area. Our goal is to “fill the gaps” by helping to provide for our children with special needs and to provide information to parents/adults who have or work with children with special needs.

PAUSE4kids shares the vision of being a positive, proactive force, helping our community gain information, educate parents, and provide opportunities for parents to collaborate on behalf of children with special needs. We are determined to create better opportunities for children to enhance their lives through services and education of parents/guardians of children with special needs.

Lecture Series

My Child Has Been Diagnosed. Now What?

PAUSE4kids hosts a quarterly lecture designed to assist parents by educating them on a wide range of topic. The meetings are held in evenings at a variety of locations. Please check back for details on presenters, locations and times.

Speaker: Amity Hume Grimes
Topic: How to Parent a Child with Special Needs
When: Friday, January 24, 2020
Time: 6:00 – 8:30
Where: Futures Academy
Address: 30700 Russell Ranch Road, Suite 18-
City, State: Westlake Village, Ca. 91362
RSVP: Pause4kids: info@pause4kids.org or Pause4kids