The Gift of Giving

Seahorse Institute, Where Children Are Helped to Achieve… “One Miracle at a Time.”

Seahorse Institute Organization

Seahorse Institute is a chosen charity of Miss Bahamas Universe®. It is a Bahamian non-profit organization where children, teens, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other Developmental Delays are immersed in a nurturing, individualized, world of opportunity “one miracle at a time”.

Directed by Dr. Michelle Major, an internationally acclaimed expert in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Seahorse Institute provides intensive multidisciplinary interventions for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, intellectual disabilities, language disorders, and related behavioral challenges, offering year-round programs with comprehensive curricula specializing in the acquisition of language, communication skills, pre-academic and academic independent functioning, and socialization skill areas.

Contestants get the opportunity to get hands-on interaction with the students of Seahorse Institute, including spending extended time and the opportunity (should one be crowned Miss Bahamas Universe®) to become a Seahorse Institute Ambassador. The contestants are encouraged to brainstorm and pursue their own fundraising ideas during the year for the charity as giving does not end after the coronation.