Advocacy, Education, Support and Scholarships for Children With Special Needs in Our Community.


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 whatever is needed for our children with special needs that is not now readily available. Please read more about us here.

Dr. Trudeau Completes 2013 LA Marathon

Dr. Stephen Trudeau, a licensed psychologist and member of our Board of Directors, ran the 2013 Los Angeles Marathon as a fundraiser for PAUSE4kids. After completing the race, Dr. Trudeau said "the LA Marathon on March 17th was amazing. I ran with 26,000 people and came in just under 5 hours. Truly a peak experience in my life! I have been training for a bit over a year and want to explore this personal challenge and raise awareness and funds for families with special needs children."

If you would like to donate to P4K in support of his Marathon run, please follow this link to his donation page.

Community Funding Solutions

Please contact Community Funding Solutions to see how you can make a difference in your community. Just click on their logo to the right to find out how to donate to PAUSE4kids.



PAUSE4kids provides scholarship or grant funding for programs or services for children with special needs. The Board of Directors reviews applications submitted by individual parents on behalf of their child. Due to limited funding, the maximum scholarship we can provide is $500 per child per year. For further information please see our scholarship page.

Next Special Education Advocacy Assistance

For Special Education Advocacy Assistance see the Special Education Advocacy Assistance page for details.

Next Mapping Transitions Meeting

For Mapping Transitions meetings see details on the Mapping Transitions page.

Help a Child With Special Needs to Grow


PAUSE4kids congratulates our Founder, Keri Bowers, recipient of a 2011 Ventura County Autism Society Awesome in Autism Award!